611050 VU Practical Course on Romance Cultural Areas

summer semester 2016 | Last update: 20.04.2016 Place course on memo list
611050
VU Practical Course on Romance Cultural Areas
VU 2
5
weekly
annually
German

• The students gain insight into the process of an international academic conference (in the field of contrastive linguistics), acquiring at the same time knowledge as well as various competences and skills regarding its structured and accurate planning, preparation and realisation (the conference in question will take place from 29th August to 1st September 2016 [Monday-Thursday], see http://www.uibk.ac.at/translation/rd-sprvgl/). For in several professional activities suchlike or similar organisational skills nowadays are required, the students will hopefully profit from the respective learning outcomes also for their future professional life.

• The centre of attention of the course is the result-oriented and systematic team work as well as the "common goal", i.e. the successful realisation of the conference.

• Finally, by attending some conference presentations the students will also have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the field of Romance linguistics.

The conference to be planned together with the students and realised in February 2016 (Title: "8th International Conference on German-Romance and Intraromance Contrastive Linguistics") takes place all four years and has already been organized two times in Innsbruck (2008 and 2012). Besides Prof. Eva Lavric (Department of Romanistics) and Prof. Wolfgang Pöckl (Department for Translating and Interpreting), organisers of the last two conferences, in 2016 also Dr. Christine Konecny, Dr. Carmen Konzett and Dr. Eduardo José Jacinto-García will be part of the organising committee. Cf. also the Call for Papers of the conference: http://www.uibk.ac.at/translation/rd-sprvgl/

In this course, students of Romance languages will experience in practice how the conference is first systematically planned and then realised, and which are the different aspects to be considered in doing so (cf. e.g. financial matters [conference fee, funding possibilities / sponsorship etc.], website, abstract reviewing, book of abstracts, coffee break catering, conference dinner, social programme, information about the city / hotels / restaurants etc.).

The present course has primarily workshop and "learning by doing" character; the students participate actively in the conference preparations and cooperate with the professor. Participants are also welcome to come forward with own ideas (e.g. regarding the social programme of the conference etc.).

1) Conception, planning and preparation of the conference (in different groups)

2) Attendance and assistance at the conference itself: 29th August – 1st September 2016

3) (presumably:) Short report on new insights and skills gained during the course, including feedback for the professor and suggestions for improvement with regard to similar courses in the future

Oral and (probably at least in part) written; what counts is the reached workload (total hours of work), the results of the group works, the active participation during the lessons and the conference itself, and – as the case may be – a short report to be written at the end of the course).

If you are interested in it and would like to get a general idea of the topics from the last two conferences, you can have a look at the proceedings that were published subsequently to these conferences:

• Lavric, Eva; Pöckl, Wolfgang; Schallhart, Florian (eds.) (2011): Comparatio delectat. Akten der VI. Internationalen Arbeitstagung zum romanisch-deutschen und innerromanischen Sprachvergleich, Innsbruck, 3.-5. September 2008. 2 volumes. Frankfurt a.M. [et al.]: Lang [InnTrans / Innsbrucker Beiträge zu Sprache, Kultur und Translation; 4/5].

Lavric, Eva; Pöckl, Wolfgang (eds.) (2015): Comparatio delectat II. Akten der VII. Internationalen Arbeitstagung zum romanisch-deutschen und innerromanischen Sprachvergleich, Innsbruck, 6.-8. September 2012. 2 volumes. Frankfurt a.M. [et al.]: Lang [InnTrans / Innsbrucker Beiträge zu Sprache, Kultur und Translation; 6/7].

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ATTENTION: As the conference taking place from 29th August to 1st September 2016 is directly connected to the course and the participation in it is an obligatory course part, the CONFERENCE DATES NEED TO BE SAVED!

The course is dedicated to all students of Romance Languages (French, Italian, Spanish; BA or "Lehramt").

see dates
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Date Time Location
Mon 2016-03-07
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-03-14
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-04-04
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-04-11
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-04-18
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-04-25
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-05-02
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-05-09
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-05-23
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-05-30
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-06-06
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-06-13
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-06-20
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-06-27
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free