Dec
21

The Frankish Castle of Megali Maini (Grand Magne)

Where in the Mani was the Frankish Castle of Megali Maini (Grand Magne)? A New Synthesis of the Evidence An illustrated lecture in English by Michael Heslop, Royal Holloway, University of London, accompanied by an exhibition of photographs entitled Patrick Leigh Fermor and the Castles of the Mani: Embellishment or Intrusion? Free entry; booking essential: 020 7563 9835 or [email protected] Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Patrick Leigh Fermor […]

Dec
21

Greek-Alphabet English: Multilingual writing and trans-scripting in digital communication

This presentation focuses on multilingual writing as ideological social practice and looks into phenomena of vernacular creativity where perceived boundaries between languages and codes are playfully crossed and transgressed. With regards to spelling and writing, vernacular creativities can be manifest in instances of trans-scripting or ‘script-focused translanguaging’ (Androutsopoulos 2015) where language forms associated with a particular code are represented in the writing system of another. Drawing on a three-year ‘guerilla […]