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World Englishes Multilingual Pedagogy Symposium

The Writing and Communication Program and Brittain Fellows’ World Englishes Committee, in collaboration with the Modern Languages department, invite you to attend the inaugural World Englishes Multilingual Pedagogy Symposium, 10am-3:15pm tomorrow, Friday, 9/15, in the Stephen C. Hall Building, Room 102. Please share this invitation with any interested colleagues and students; we welcome people to bring their entire classes to any part of this symposium.

The symposium will feature work from former ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 undergraduate students, as well as a spotlight presentation from Dr. Richard Utz, Senior Associate Dean of Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Medievalism Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Afternoon sessions include a faculty research panel, a special panel from the School of Modern Languages, and a faculty pedagogy round table. World Englishes Multilingual Pedagogy Symposium Schedule While language is a powerful apparatus that has been used as a tool to perpetuate dominant ideologies and to subjugate people, it can also create a path of emancipation when marginalized people use it to voice their unheard stories. And yet, multicultural, and multilingual experiences are often lost in translation during the normalizing process of the so-called standards of academic writing and communication. Through the lens of multimodality, this symposium seeks to put into conversation multicultural and multilingual experiences from a range of stakeholders. We thus seek to discuss multilingualism as a system of thought, articulation of personhood, and a pedagogical practice by creating a space in which we can listen to the oftentimes unheard voices in academia. 10am-11:15am: Undergraduate Student Panel, Multilingual Composition: Jaden H Ward Mariana Rodriguez Shirley Nguyen Apurva Pophali 11:15am-11:30am: Break 11:30am-12:00pm: Spotlight Presentation: "The Language to End All Multilingualism? From Ogden's Basic English to Wikipedia's Simple English." Dr. Richard Utz, Senior Associate Dean in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Medievalism Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication 12pm-12:30pm: Break 12:30pm-1:15pm: Faculty Research Presentations Ankita Rathour, “Bollywood in an American Classroom” Dipanjan Maitra, “Multilingualism of the Other: Translating Joyce’s Dubliners into Bengali” 1:15-2:15: School of Modern Languages Panel, “Multilingualism and Music” Keung Yoon Bae, “So Fantastic, So Elastic: The Changing Role of English Language Lyrics in K-pop” Andrea Jonsson, “The Japanese Wave: The Cultural Rebranding of French Pop Music” Amanda Weiss, “Look Up and Walk: Tracing Japanese History through a Song” 2:30pm-3:15pm: Multilingualism Pedagogy Roundtable: Sagnika Chanda Franziska Tsufim Micheal A Rumore

Please feel free to reach out to Lainie Pomerleau ( or Namrata Dey Roy ( with any questions.


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