Language & Culture

Language & Culture

Why Languages Change: Interview with Chiara Gianollo

How and why do languages change? We asked linguist Chiara Gianollo during the 2018 Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea in Tallinn, Estonia.

Language & Culture

How Saving Private Ryan Shaped Our Memory Of World War Two

At the end of the most destructive century in the history of mankind, Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan sought to restore America’s faith in its political community.

Language & Culture

Slavery and the Black Presence in Spanish Golden-Age Literature

So far, scholars have had surprisingly little to say about Zaide, a black character that appears in the famous novel Lazarillo de Tormes. So how does the figure of a black slave fit into a canonical work of Spanish Golden-Age letters?

Language & Culture

“Tatort” And the Politics of Migration on German Prime Time TV

The public broadcaster NDR recently announced the casting of Florence Kasumba as the first Black female investigator in the popular crime series Tatort. Is media scholars’ ongoing criticism of the lack of diversity on German TV screens finally becoming obsolete?

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