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The University of Georgia (UGA) and the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (UPVM) and IRCL (UMR5186 CNRS) are delighted to announce a conference, “Scenes in the Other’s Language/Scènes dans la langue de l’autre,” as part of their ongoing collaboration, “Scene-Stealing/Ravir la scène,” sponsored by UGA, UPVM, CNRS, the Partner University Fund, the FACE Foundation, and the Willson Center.

This Partner University Visit will run from October 29-November 4, 2018, with the conference taking place from November 1-3. The conference is organized in the wake of the exploratory day that took place in Montpellier in October 2017, in association with the a2ru inter-arts conference that also will be held at the University of Georgia in November, and in association with a Georgia Humanities Grant, "Magical Language." Conference activities include workshops, paper sessions, and plenary lectures, and pre-conference activities include film screenings, book discussions, and a presentation to a local school.Delegates in Athens that week will also have the opportunity to attend a UGA Theatre Department immersive multimedia production, “The Rosetta Theatre Project”; a roundtable discussion about “Shakespeare's Magical Language: Gloria Naylor's Mama Day and the Languages of the Barrier Islands” with students and faculty from Linguistics and African American Studies; film screenings; and to join in scheduled English Department activities such a planned Hallowe'en "Frankenread."


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