Feeling Europe Journal (Volume 1.1)

We are delighted to announce the first volume of our JMChair journal Feeling Europe: An Undergraduate Journal in European Multilingual Identities. The papers included in this issue are:

Speech Verbs in Game of Thrones: A Contrastive Analysis in English, Spanish and Romanian

Historical Game Didactics: Mental Health Awareness and other Social Issues in History based Video Games

Extending Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Animal Cognition: A Comparison of Emotional Expressions by Humans and by Dogs

Translation, Localization and Cultural Variation in Video Games: Adapting Japanese Humour to European Audiences

Multilingualism in European Football Teams: UD Carrión as a Study Case

National Models of Multilingualism and the Challenge of European Integration

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International Module cancelled


Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are so sad to announce that the first edition of our International Module “Understanding European integration from below: A human and cultural approach to EU studies” has had to be cancelled. We thank very warmly our colleagues in Guangzhou and Nanchang for their kind enthusiasm and help in the organization of this even, and look forward to new opportunities to work together in the near future!

Cursos de profesionalización para lingüistas

Presentamos la nueva edición del curso profesionalizante en nuevas salidas laborales para lingüistas. En esta ocasión, nos centraremos en dos ámbitos diferentes:

1º Traducción y localización de videojuegos.

2º Traducción y subtitulación de series.

La matrícula (20 euros) puede realizarse a través de cursosweb.uclm.es , hasta el 25 de marzo de 2020 (o hasta que se hayan ocupado todas las plazas disponibles). Más información aquí.

This department has been granted free access to the Memsource Academic Edition, an academic programme designed for universities with translation courses.

Closing session of the 1st edition of our Undergratuate Module T01

The 1st edition of our Jean Monnet Module “Cultural Diversity and Identities in the EU” came to its end yesterday evening. With 22 participants, in this module we have discussed a wide series of topics related to European multilingualism and its role as a factor of integration among people living on our continent. Many thanks for your participation and insights!

Jean Monnet Event: European Cinema Festival “The Multilingual Screen” (2019 edition)

Our yearly European Cinema Festival ‘The Multilingual Screen’ aims at showing some of the different ways European cinema-makers express feelings and emotions using this medium. Our focus is on the illustration of Europe as a multilingual and multicultural society, as well as on the impact of European multilingualism on the way emotions are felt, understood and conveyed.

Screenings will be held in the Salón de Actos, Facultad de Letras, UCLM (Ciudad Real). All screenings will be free.

Wednesday 6th of November 2019, 17:00

Movie: It’s a Free World (2007), by Ken Loach.

Languages: English, Polish.

Storyline: Angie gets the sack from a recruitment agency for bad behaviour in public. Seizing the chance, she teams up with her flatmate, Rose, to run a similar business from their kitchen. With immigrants desperate to work the opportunities are considerable, particularly for two girls so in tune with these times (retrieved from IMDB).

More info on this movie.

Wednesday 13th of November 2019, 17:00

Movie: Joyeux Noël (2005), by Christian Carion.

Languages: French, English, German, Latin.

Storyline: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence (written by K. Chisholm, retrieved from IMDB).

More info on this movie.

Wednesday 20th of November 2019, 17:00

Movie: Dom za vesanje (Time of the Gypsies, 1988), by Emir Kusturica.

Languages: Romani, Serbian, Croatian, Italian, English, German.

Storyline: In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves. (written by D. M. Barclift, retrieved from IMDB).

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Wednesday 27th of November 2019, 17:00

Movie: Les poupées russes (Russian Dolls, 2005), by Cédric Klapisch.

Languages: French, Russian, English, Spanish, Italian.

Storyline: Xavier is now thirty. No longer a student, he is not yet a well-balanced, fulfilled adult either. His career is unsatisfying: Far from being the renowned novelist he aimed to be he must be content with little jobs such as reporter or ghost writer. His greatest “achievement” in “literature” is his collaboration to the script of a corny TV soap! His sentimental life is not much better, rhythmed by one night stands and unfinished romances. It looks as if when he seduces a woman beautiful outside and inside such as Kassia or Wendy he can’t keep them. Will he ever bring his life into focus? (written by G. Bellinger, retrieved from IMDB).

More info on this movie.

Jean Monnet Chair FELICE approved for funding by the European Commission

The Jean Monnet Chair FELICE: Feeling Europe; Languages, Identities and Collective Emotions in the European Unionhas been approved for co-funding by the European Commission with an excellent mark (98.5 out of 100).

Between September 2019 and August 2022, we will be working on the promotion of EU multilingualism, European identities and language policies among UCLM students, professionals and the general public. Furthermore, other EU-related modules will be delivered in China, India, Vietnam and other countries all around the world.