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  • Milli mála – Journal of Language and Culture – A New Issue

    21. maí 2015

    Milli_malaA new issue of Milli mála – Journal of Language and Culture has been released by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages. The journal is accessible in open access on https://ojs.hi.is/millimala
    This is the 6th issue of Milli mála, marked 2014.

    The editor was Ásdís R. Magnúsdóttir.

    Auður Hauksdóttir: Icelanders’ Knowledge of Danish in the 19th Century.
    François Heenen: French imparfait without aspecto-temporal value.
    Gísli Magnússon: Presence and philosophical aesthetics in Pascal Mercier’s novel Perlmanns Schweigen.
    Annemette Hejlsted: Melodramatic Modernism: A Reading of Marie. A Novel about the Life of Madame Tussaud by Dorrit Willumsen.
    Irma Erlingsdóttir: The political in Hélène Cixous’s writings. Sexual difference, dreams and resistance.

    Rebekka Þráinsdóttir: About Alexaner Pushkin and the Tales of Belkin
    Alexander Pushkin: “The Undertaker”
    Alexander Pushkin: “The Shot”
    Rúnar Helgi Vignisson: About Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne: “Young Goodman Brown”

    Other articles
    Natalia Demidova: Russian Poetry in Iceland
    Natalia Demidova: List of Icelandic translations of Russian Poetry  

    Milli mála – Journal of Language and Culture has been published by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland (VFI) since 2009. The journal welcomes academic articles in the fields of language, literature, linguistics, translation studies and education. The journal also publishes translations, interviews, literary reviews and presentations. All academic papers are peer-reviewed.
    Milli mála publishes articles in Icelandic, English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, French, German and Spanish.

    For further information please contact the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages infovigdis@hi.is or the editors: Ásdís R. Magnúsdóttir (asdisrm@hi.is) and Þórhallur Eyþórsson (tolli@hi.is).

    From 2014 onwards, the journal will be in open access on line at https://ojs.hi.is/millimala.

    Milli mála can also be accessed at Tímarit.is: timarit.is/.

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  • A gift from the Japan-Iceland Association on the occasion of its 25th anniversary

    21. maí 2015

    Glerlistaverk frá Japan-Iceland Association

















    On the occasion of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Japan-Iceland Association, Chairman Yoshihiko Wakita gave to the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute, on behalf of the association, a work of art made of stained glass.

    Ástráður Eysteinsson, Professor and Head of the School of Humanities of the University of Iceland, received the gift on behalf of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute.

    The ceremony took place in the Main building of the University of Iceland on Friday 15 May, 2015, in the presence of the Japanese delegation and several members of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute.

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  • Chinese concert in Iðnó on 10 May

    04. maí 2015

    tonleikarThe Northern Lights Confucius Institute presents, in partnership with the Icelandic Chinese Cultural Society and the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, the Sound of the Soul, a Chinese concert that will be held in Iðnó on Sunday night the 10th of May from 8-10 p.m. Entrance is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

    The music will be performed by Chinese musicians playing the ancient stringed instrument 'Qin' and the Chinese bamboo flute 'Xiao'. Cecilia Lindqvist, a writer and sinologist, will be in the role of a storyteller which brings the audience into this exotic and fascinating musical world, sharing her knowledge of the composers and their music. She learned to play the 'Qin' herself during her studies at Peking University in 1961 and later received the Swedish Literature award, August-priset, for her book about it published in 2006.

    Deng Hong - plays the Qin
    Chen Shasha - plays the Xiao
    Cecilia Lindqvist - storyteller

    More information on: konfusius.is

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