Core Group

The Core Group, which was set up in 2015, is the Executive Committee for the initiative. It originally consisted of five members with expertise in the academic areas which the initiative has focused on hitherto – Cultural Memory, Migration & Translation, Digital Textuality, Biopolitics & the Body.

The present Core Group, which was elected in July 2015, takes policy and practical decisions relating to the activities of the initiative. It is advised by an international Advisory Board of academics and policymakers.

Members:

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Naomi Segal

Professorial Fellow in French and German Studies, Department of Cultures and Languages, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Research fields: Literature, Culture and Theory in French and German, mainly in the 19c and 20c.
Fields of interest within CLE: comparative literature, gender, psychoanalysis and the body.

Chair

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Heather Bradshaw

Electrical Systems Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, UK
Research fields: bioethics (human enhancement and disability); the ways societies use the technologies available to them and how this in turn shapes their culture.
Fields of interest within CLE: the prototyping process and how the visions and ideas of a culture translate into material artefacts via layers of individual and collaborative texts.

SIG leader

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Madeleine Campbell

Freelance writer, researcher and translator, UK
Research fields: after completing her PhD at the University of Glasgow, she continues to research translation as an experiential process that involves the reader/spectator as active participant, or ‘spectactor’.
Fields of interest within CLE: intersemiotic translation as process in cultural production.

SIG leader

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Arianna Ciula

Research Facilitator, Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton, London, UK
Research fields: digital methods applied to research in the Humanities, in particular to the creation of digital resources dealing with primary sources.
Fields of interest within CLE: modelling of texts: how textuality, fictionality, historicity and rhetoricity are revisited within a digital humanities approach to cultural literacy.

SIG leader

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Robert Crawshaw

Senior Lecturer, Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University, UK
Research fields: French, comparative literature, linguistics and European cultural studies, including management education.
Fields of interest within CLE: trans-cultural writing, intercultural pragmatics and the interaction between literary creativity and social change.

SIG leader

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Øyvind Eide

Lecturer and Research Associate, University of Passau & Acting Professor in Digital Humanities, University of Cologne, Germany
Research fields: conceptual modelling of cultural heritage information as a tool for critical engagement with the media differences, especially the relationships between texts and maps as media of communication; theoretical studies of modelling in the humanities.
Fields of interest within CLE: digital textuality; intermedia questions, including intrasemiotic translation as a research method.

SIG leader

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Mary Gallagher

Associate professor of French and Francophone Studies, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University College Dublin, Ireland
Research fields: 20th c. writing in French from outside France, principally the Caribbean and Canada, but also Tunisia; 20th c. writing in French by women; early 20th c. introspective writing; 20th c. migrant writing in French.
Fields of interest within CLE: translation and migration.

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Daniela Koleva

Associate Professor at the Department of History and Theory of Culture, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Research fields: oral history and anthropology of socialism and post-socialism, biographical and cultural memory, memory politics, biographical research, social constructivism.
Fields of interest within CLE: cultural memory.

Partnership secretary

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Maciej Maryl

Assistant professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences; founding head of the Institute’s Digital Humanities Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Research fields: sociology of literature and digital literary studies with special focus on the study of emergent genres and application of bibliographic data in distant-reading analyses.
Fields of interest within CLE: digital textuality and readership.

Conference 2017

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Sarah McDonald

Director of Bachelor of Global Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Australia
Research fields: the representation and construction of gender and popular culture in Latin American cinema.
Fields of interest within CLE: developing different strategies for incorporating Cultural Literacy into the Higher Education curriculum.

SIG leader

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Gabriel García Ochoa

Assistant Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Australia
Research fields: translation; world literature; the use of metafiction in Latin American literature; narrative as a tool for intercultural communication; the works of Surrealist authors who migrated to Latin America.
Fields of interest within CLE: developing different strategies for incorporating Cultural Literacy into the Higher Education curriculum.

SIG leader

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Loredana Polezzi

Professor of Translation Studies, School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University, UK
Research fields: Translation, Migration, Travel and Travel Writing, Contemporary Italian Cultures
Fields of interest within CLE: Translation and Migration, Cultural Intelligence and Intercultural Communications.

Treasurer