Transnationalizing Modern Languages

Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures

The ‘Transnationalizing Modern Languages’ project investigates cultural exchange within communities and individuals across time and space. We explore a series of critical instances of linguistic and cultural translation with a specific focus on modern Italy and the experiences of mobility that are embedded in its recent history.

We use the Italian case as a template from which to develop a renewed model for the work of Modern Language studies and its applications in the 21st century. More broadly, our research offers insights into how people respond to living in a bilingual or multilingual environment.

The project is one of three large grants in the AHRC’s ‘Translating Cultures’ theme.