‘Tings a gwan’: Linguistic Superdiversity in Contemporary Minority Ethnic Artistic Performances

As part of the Aston English Research Seminar Series, InterLanD invites you to a presentation on ‘Tings a gwan’: Linguistic Superdiversity in Contemporary Minority Ethnic Artistic Performances on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 from 4.00 to 5.30 pm in Room MB 404c at Aston University.  This presentation considers patterns of language identification and identity construction conveyed in two performances given by young minority ethnic performers in Birmingham.  This event is free and open to all.  No booking is required.

Seminar and play: ‘Critical Perspectives on Urban Disorder in Britain’ and ‘RIOT!’

Aston Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into Languages and Diversity (InterLanD) is hosting a seminar on ‘Critical Perspectives on Urban Disorder in Britain’ on Wednesday, 31st October 2012 from 2.00 to 5.30 pm. The seminar will take place in Room MB568, 5th Floor, Main Building, Aston University, Birmingham.

The seminar is organised around empirical work carried out by scholars and activists on urban disorder in Britain.  Speakers at the seminar will be:

  • Roger Ball, Independent Scholar
  • Aisha Gill, Roehampton University
  • Adam Ellis-Cooper, Community Activist & Co-Editor of ‘Ceasefire Magazine’
  • Karim Murji, Open University

The seminar will be hosted by Dr Steve Garner from Aston University. After the seminar you will have a chance to see the play ‘RIOT!’, written by Richard Green and performed by Studio 3 Theatre Company at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham from 7.00 to 8.00 pm followed by an Q & A with writer, Richard Green and cast.

This event is free to attend and open to all but registration is required.  Please email b.jhheent@aston.ac.uk to book a place on the seminar and play.