Guest Lecture: "Growing Up Fast: The Rhetoric of Resilience among Inner City Neapolitan Girls"March 18, 2014
Come join scholar Heather Loyd (Kansas State University) on Wedesday, March 19 as she presents her lecture titled “Growing Up Fast: The Rhetoric of Resilience among Inner City Neapolitan Girls” as part of the Language & Social Justice in Italy lecture series presented by the College of Liberal Arts Scholarly Intersections Initiative; and the Departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literatures.
This lecture series explores the intersection of language teaching, learning, and writing with the study of political movements and minority/disadvantaged groups.
The scholars featured here have found in Italy’s changing demographics a rich site for the study of language as a marker of evolving social structures, institutions and practices. Their work will shed light on the Italian context as well as provide a stimulating lens through which to analyze parallel issues in contemporary American/Californian language politics.