DEADLINE 1ST CALL CLOSES THIS SUNDAY! CFP Transmedia and Language Pedagogy Conference, Manchester 27-28 June

Conference: “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy International Conference”

Manchester Metropolitan University

27-28 June 2019

Call for Papers: deadline 20 January 2019

The Manchester Metropolitan University announces its “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language PedagogyInternational Conference”, which will bring together international researchers in all areas of Modern Languages, Pedagogy and Transmedia.

This conference is being convened by the Manchester Metropolitan University and supported by the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) project entitled ‘Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

This is an inter-disciplinary conference and papers are welcomed from a wide variety of disciplines and practices areas. Some topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Video Games in Language Education
  • Translingual and Transmedia Education
  • Media Education and Intermediality
  • Film and Visual Arts in Language Education
  • Digital Literacy and Language Education
  • Transculturality and Media in Education
  • Transmedia Practices in Higher and Secondary Education

The conference invites scholars and experts to contribute to the discussions on these areas. Submissions from postgraduate students and early career researchers are particularly welcome. We invite submissions for three types of presentation:

  • Individual papers: Oral presentations on original research by one or more authors.
  • Full panels: Three thematically connected papers on original research by several authors.
  • Posters: A0-size academic posters, which will be displayed during a dedicated poster session. A digital version of the poster must be sent via email 72 hours prior to the conference and submitted physically to the registration desk on the morning of the conference.

All papers consist of a 20-minute presentation by the author(s), with an extra 10-minute slot allocated for discussion at the end. Proposals for papers should include an abstract under 350 words and a bio of no more than 100 words. Panel proposals should combine the abstracts and bios of speakers in one document, and should also include a short rationale and panel title. Poster proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and a 100-words speaker bio. All proposals should be submitted to the organisers at conference@transmediaineducation.com.

The deadline for proposals is 20 January 2019. Accepted papers will be notified by 15 February 2019. Selected papers will be invited to submit for a peer-reviewed volume.

For more information on the conference, please contact Dr Carmen Herrero (c.herrero@mmu.ac.uk) and Ms Marta F Suarez (m.suarez@mmu.ac.uk), at the Manchester Metropolitan University. For more details of this project, see http://transmediaineducation.com.

Registration fees: £150 | Concessionary rate (postgraduates): £80

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CFP closes 20 January! – International Conference on “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy”. Information and how to submit your 250-words abstract below:

https://flameresearchcentre.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/cfp-transmedia-and-language-pedagogy-conference-manchester-27-28-june-deadline-20-january/

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The Scope of Film Policies: Film Literacy, Creativeness and Film Heritage

Manchester Metropolitan University, 28th November 2018, 5:30 pm, Geoffrey Manton, Lecture Theatre 3. Book herehttps://the-scope-of-film-policies.eventbrite.com 

Dr Susana de la Sierra

Films are a key element of contemporary cultures and have a great potential to frame political, social and economic discourse. Public intervention in the film industry has long existed and it has pursued a wide variety of goals, some of them controversial such as cinema being used as propaganda. The European approach of public institutions to the film industry has been guided by the notion of cultural diversity, in order to foster a European industry distinct – if not opposed – to the Hollywood business. This lecture explores how European countries have set specific bodies to deal with this issue, what type of public policies have been established and how these policies have evolved over time. Further, it also addresses the question concerning the network of European Film Institutes (EFADs) and its function as a lobby in the negotiations with the European Commission, mainly in the framework of public aids and, in particular, the so-called “Cinema Communication”.

Susana de la Sierra, LL.M. (Bayreuth, Germany), Ph.D. (EUI, Florence) is Public Law Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Toledo, Spain) and has worked widely on culture and films, the media, administrative justice and comparative law as a method of European integration. She was the leader of the Spanish team in the MEDIADEM project, funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems). Between 2012 and 2014 she was Director General of the Spanish Film Institute and therefore member of the network of European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) and of the Conferenceof Iberoamerican Film Authorities (CACI). In 2016 she joined the Spanish Supreme Court as law clerk.

This lecture was made possible by the award of a Visiting Professorship to the University of Kent by the Leverhulme Trust.

Organisers: Dr Carmen Herrero, director of FLAME (Film, Languages and Media in Education), from Manchester Metropolitan University (C.Herrero@mmu.ac.uk) and Dr Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, from the University of Kent (A.Lazaro-Reboll@kent.ac.uk)

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French GCSE Study Morning: Belle et Sebastien: L’aventure continue

Wednesday 5th December 2018, 10:00 am – 1:00pm at HOME

Introduction, screening and language activities. Lead by Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden. This study morning will look at relevant themes in relation to France, including childhood, family, rurl France, regions and historical background.

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Spanish A2 Study Day: Volver

Tuesday 20th November 2018, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm at HOME (2 Tony Wilson Place M15 4FN)

Introduction to the film, interactive session and screening with Dr Carmen Herrero. This A2 study session will examine the key themes of family relationships, traditions, urban vs rural culture, women in Spain, genre and characterisation.

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A2 Study Days: Volver (Spanish, 20th Nov) and Les Cowboys (French, 21st Nov)

Come and join us for these Study Days at the fantastic HOME centre!

Spanish A2 Study DayVolver (Dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006)

 Tue 20 November 2018, 10:30 – 15:00

Volver 2

This A2 study session will include an introduction to Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver, examining the key themes of family relationships, traditions, urban and rural culture, women in Spain, genre and characterisation. After the screening, Carmen Herrero will present an interactive study session during which students will discuss the content of the film, ask questions and complete A2 Level language exercises.

 

 

French A2 Study Day: Les Cowboys (Dir. Thomas Bidegain, 2015)

Wednesday 21 November 2018,  10:30-15:00

Isabelle Vanderschelden will introduce the film, the director and the actors in French, providing information on the social context of the period – the 1990s, and the genres referenced (political drama, road movie etc.). A few short exercises will provide the key-vocabulary for the film screening.Les cowboys

After the film, students will work in groups on a series of language exercises in French focusing on the film’s main characters, plot development and themes. We will explore the main themes of the film which include religion; migration; terrorism and political reaction to radicalisation. One objective will be to show how film helps to enhance the intercultural awareness of language students.

 

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Language and Identity: Explorations through Film (OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics)

Come and joins us at this event!

As part of our joint collaboration with the University of Manchester for the AHRC OWRI funded project “Cross-Language Dynamics”, FLAME is excited to announce this film festival. Showcasing four films from former students at the University of Manchester, this event is of interest to any person interested in language, identity and/or the short documentary genre.

When: 10th November 2018, 2pm

Where: Former Cornerhouse (70 Oxford Street)

If you are a secondary education teacher, you might also be interested in joining us during the morning for an INSET on Using video games in the MFL language classroom (see link), from 10:30am until 1:30pm, with practical resources and suggestions (refreshments included).

filmfestival

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INSET Using Short Films Creatively in the Portuguese Language Classroom 6th April 2019

Saturday  6th April 2019 10:30 am— 04:00 pm Business School MMU (3.21/3.22)

REGISTRATION LINK:

https://tropouk.weebly.com/ (registration available soon, NB. Limited places.)

Designed as an interactive session, this workshop will provide a framework for introducing film literacy and critical analysis strategies required in several components of the Portuguese A-Level and in the UG syllabus. The event will propose a range of practical activities for embedding visual, film literacy and critical thinking using short films.

The workshop aims to:

  • create Open Educational Resources, under a Creative Commons license, as part of the AHRC OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics Project on “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy”.
  • facilitate networking, advocacy and/or partnership among Portuguese language teachers.

This event is organised by the Manchester Metropolitan University and TROPO UK. It will be led by Dr Carmen Herrero (C.Herrero@mmu.ac.uk) and Ms Sofia Martinho (S.Martinho@leeds.ac.uk). It is informed by the research project “Transmedia in Education”, which is part of a collaborative project between FLAME (Film, Languages and Media in Education) and the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) “Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community”, an AHRC-funded project. You can find more information about FLAME and the project in the links at the bottom of the page. With the support of FILTA (Film in Language Teaching Association).

Facilitator:  Dr Carmen Herrero

Dr Carmen Herrero is Principal Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, and Subject Lead for Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has provided teacher training workshops on the use of film and audiovisual media for language learning and teaching in France, Germany, Ireland, Spain and UK, as well and participating in online teacher training. Her research interests are language education and film, Hispanic cinemas and new technologies and education. Carmen is the co-founder and co-director of FILTA – Film in Language Teaching Association.

She is also the Director of the Research group FLAME – Film, Languages And Media in Education, currently working on the AHRC funded project “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy”.  She collaborates actively with the Manchester arts centre HOME and with the annual Spanish and Latin American Film Festival VIVA!.

FILTA: http://www.filta.org.uk

TROPO:  http://www.tropouk.weebly.com

FLAME (MMU): https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/languages/flame/

FLAME (Blog): https://flameresearchcentre.wordpress.com/

OWRI—AHRC Project:  http://projects.alc.manchester.ac.uk/cross-language-dynamics/

Transmedia in Education Project: http://transmediaineducation.com

 

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The Scope of Film Policies: Film Literacy, Creativeness and Film Heritage, by Dr Susana de la Sierra (Leverhulme Trust Lectures) @MMU 28Nov2018

Films are a key element of contemporary cultures and have a great potential to frame political, social and economic discourse. Public intervention in the film industry has long existed and it has pursued a wide variety of goals, some of them controversial such as cinema being used as propaganda. The European approach of public institutions to the film industry has been guided by the notion of cultural diversity, in order to foster a European industry distinct – if not opposed – to the Hollywood business. This lecture explores how European countries have set specific bodies to deal with this issue, what type of public policies have been established and how these policies have evolved over time. Further, it also addresses the question concerning the network of European Film Institutes (EFADs) and its function as a lobby in the negotiations with the European Commission, mainly in the framework of public aids and, in particular, the so-called “Cinema Communication”.

Susana de la Sierra, LL.M. (Bayreuth, Germany), Ph.D. (EUI, Florence) is Public Law Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Toledo, Spain) and has worked widely on culture and films, the media, administrative justice and comparative law as a method of European integration. She was the leader of the Spanish team in the MEDIADEM project, funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems). Between 2012 and 2014 she was Director General of the Spanish Film Institute and therefore a member of the network of European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) and of the Conference of Iberoamerican Film Authorities (CACI). In 2016 she joined the Spanish Supreme Court as law clerk.

This lecture was made possible by the award of a Visiting Professorship to the University of Kent by the Leverhulme Trust.

Organisers: Dr Carmen Herrero, director of FLAME (Film, Languages and Media in Education), a research group from Manchester Metropolitan University (C.Herrero@mmu.ac.uk) and Dr Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, from the University of Kent (A.Lazaro-Reboll@kent.ac.uk)

 

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INSET Using Video Games and Storytelling in Language Teaching and Learning: French / Spanish

Spaces still available for this Saturday 10th November! Contact via email (M.Suarez@mmu.ac.uk) if the online shop is closed or not working.

CPD for MLF teachers

This INSET event is aimed at teachers of French and Spanish working in Sixth Forms and Colleges, specifically year 9 and 10, but if can be applied to A Levels students. It is informed by the new developments in the GCSE and A Level curriculum and current research evidence.

Designed as an interactive workshop, it provides a framework for introducing video games, transmedia literacy and critical analysis strategies that will help develop skills useful in Language Acquisition and Media Literacy. The event will propose a range of practical activities for embedding transmedia literacy and critical thinking into the language classroom using video games. This format is particularly effective to scaffold practice of the many skills necessary for independently analysing media contents..

 Book here (£15): https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/short-courses/arts-and-humanities/short-courses/cpdinset-for-mlf-teachers-10th-november-2018-1030am130pm

 

 

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