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  • Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference, 26-28 November 2014

    02. desember 2014

    NordurljosThe Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages organized a conference on Nordic Intercultural Communication on 26-28 November 2014, as part of the network Nordic Intercultural Communication (NIC). The conference venue was The Radisson Blu Saga Hotel.

    The NIC 2014 conference discussed Intercultural Communication from various standpoints, such as:

    • Intercultural Communication in Academia
    • Language, Culture and Communication within the Nordic Region
    • Intercultural Communication and Translation

    Keynote speakers were:

    • Daniel Everett, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
    • Andreas F Kelletat, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germersheim, Germany.
    • Karen Risager, Professor Emerita at the University of Roskilde, Denmark.

    The conference was organized by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland, with support from The Clara Lachmann Foundation and the Centre for Research in the Humanities at the University of Iceland.

    For program and further information, please consult the conference website: www.conference.hi.is/nic-2014/

    Selection of photos taken during the conference.

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  • Come Unto These Yellow Sands: Shakespeare's Other Heading. Lecture on 17 November at 11:45.

    13. nóvember 2014

    Richard_WilsonProfessor Richard Wilson, Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Kingston University, London, will give a lecture at the University of Iceland entitled „Come Unto These Yellow Sands: Shakespeare's Other Heading“.

    The lecture will take place on Monday 17 November at 11:45-12:45 in room 201 in Oddi at the University of Iceland. All are welcome.

    Professor Wilson will discuss Shakespeare and the relations between Europe and Africa, postcolonialism and The Tempest in view of the theories of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

    Richard Wilson is an internationally recognised literary critic and Shakespeare scholar. Previously based at the University of Lancaster and Cardiff University, Wilson has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, a fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe and the academic adviser for the BBC series In Search.

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  • Italian movies on the occasion of the Week of Italian Language and Culture

    13. október 2014

    felliniThe students´ association Marco Polo, the Italian department at the University of Iceland, in cooperation with the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, present Italian movie nights in October and November as part of the Week of Italian Language and Culture.

    16 October 2014 La classe operaia va in paradiso (1971)
    Director: E. Petri, starring Gian Maria Volonté and Mariangela Melato.
    30 October 2014 8 ½ (1963)
    Director: F. Fellini, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale.
    6 November 2014 Mamma Roma (1962)
    Director: P. P. Pasolini, starring Anna Magnani and Ettore Garofolo.
    20 November 2014 Le conseguenze dell’amore (2004)
    Director: P. Sorrentino, starring Toni Servillo and Olivia Magnani.
    27 November 2014 Gomorra (2008)
    Director: M. Garrone, starring Toni Servillo and Gianfelice Imparato.

    The films are screened in original version with English subtitles. The screenings will take place in room 101 in Oddi at the University of Iceland, at 19:30 on each night. Admission is free and all are welcome.

    This year´s Italian movie nights are dedicated to Gian Maria Volonté and Marcello Mastroianni, and organized with support from the Italian Embassy in Oslo.

    See poster.

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