After the Factory

Jackie Clarke 

After the Factory 

Dr Clarke’s research into the social consequences of deindustrialisation has led to a collaborative project, After the Factory, which uses oral history, performance and other methods to engage with communities affected by deindustrialisation in Scotland. This has led to opportunities for the training of young people, and impacts on two local authorities, West Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire, through the development of innovative ways of engaging people with local history. Dr Clarke’s research is also feeding into the ongoing work of museum curators in Paisley, and ultimately will impact on the reinterpreted display in the renovated Paisley Museum. 

 


Challenging the Legacy of Censorship under Franco’s Regime

Jordi Cornellà-Detrell 

Challenging the Legacy of Censorship under Franco’s Regime 

University of Glasgow research has demonstrated that the impact of censorship enacted under the Franco regime in Spain from 1939 to 1976 extends well into the current day, because publishers are still reissuing works that were expurgated by the censors more than 60 years ago. These findings sparked intense media coverage and public debate in Spain and elsewhere and within the international literary and human rights communities. As a direct result of Cornella’s work, publishers of Spanish-language texts are now in the process of reviewing, amending and commissioning new translations of seminal works by Ernest Hemingway, James Baldwin, Ian Fleming and others. 


Reflecting on Shestov

Ramona Fotiade 

Reflecting on Shestov 

Lev Shestov and his disciple, Benjamin Fondane, had a decisive influence on European existential philosophy and literature and have continued to shape the evolution of postmodern philosophical reflection. The research of Dr Ramona Fotiade has focused on bringing them to the attention of the public, in France, the UK and the US, by curating an exhibition in Paris, scripting and producing a documentary film, media broadcasts, website, organising conferences, publishing an exhibition catalogue, a scholarly journal and several critical editions. Fotiade’s work directly influenced the translation and publication of Shestov’s works into English, French, Italian and German, and determined a change in the public’s perception. 


Scotland and the Culture of Comics

Laurence Grove 

Scotland and the Culture of Comics 

Through his research into bandes dessinées Grove has increased recognition of the status and utility of comics as a cultural and educational asset. The impact of this work has (i) established comics as a powerful aid to learning and teaching (ii) catalysed a change in public perception, particularly with regard to the importance of Scottish contributions (iii) brought new audiences to exhibitions, (iv) realigned awareness of the omnipresence and accessibility of the culture of comics and (v) highlighted the current vibrancy of the creators involved in the genre todayThis has been achieved through public exhibitions, outreach activities including invited lectures and broadcasts, and an Astérix resource for schools delivered through Education Scotland. 

 


Russia’s Memory War on the Gulag

Andrea Gullotta 

Russia's Memory War on the Gulag 

Russia has been undergoing a memory war on the theme of the Gulag over the last decades. After an initial moment of reflection on the devastating legacy of the Gulag, the Russian state has initially ignored, then hindered and lately tried to repress the memory of the Gulag while proposing a state-owned view of the past in which the Gulag is just a bad moment in a history of triumphs. Gullotta’s research is contributing to sustain the historical truth on the Gulag, broaden the public’s knowledge and impacting on current events related to the Gulag memory war. 

 

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Language Policy and Language Planning

Bernadette O'Rourke

Language policy research is an emerging area of research in the School with a focus the linguistic sustainability and the management of linguistic diversity more broadly. It is part of a larger European Research Area (ERA) funded under the auspices of an EU COST Action "New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe" which looked at the challenges and opportunities facing individuals and groups who adopt and use a language variety other than their native language in the context of a multilingual Europe.  A key focus of this research programme has been on contexts where indigenous minority languages are spoken, and the growing numbers of “new speakers”, that is, individuals who learn a heritage language through schooling, adult classes or other formal means and adopt it as part of their linguistic repertoire. In many of these contexts, including Gaelic in Scotland, Irish in Ireland, Galician in northern Spain, traditional communities of speakers are dying out and “new speakers” constitute an important life-line in the process of linguistic revitalization and therefore the maintenance of Europe’s rich cultural and linguistic heritage. The research provides recommendations for policy makers and language planning measures to increase the number of speakers. A synthesis of these recommendations can be found in the final report published in 2019 for stakeholders and policy makers.  It includes examples of different European contexts where the research has influenced policy decisions and language planning agendas.


Jackie Clarke 

After the Factory 

Dr Clarke’s research into the social consequences of deindustrialisation has led to a collaborative project, After the Factory, which uses oral history, performance and other methods to engage with communities affected by deindustrialisation in Scotland. This has led to opportunities for the training of young people, and impacts on two local authorities, West Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire, through the development of innovative ways of engaging people with local history. Dr Clarke’s research is also feeding into the ongoing work of museum curators in Paisley, and ultimately will impact on the reinterpreted display in the renovated Paisley Museum. 

 

Jordi Cornellà-Detrell 

Challenging the Legacy of Censorship under Franco’s Regime 

University of Glasgow research has demonstrated that the impact of censorship enacted under the Franco regime in Spain from 1939 to 1976 extends well into the current day, because publishers are still reissuing works that were expurgated by the censors more than 60 years ago. These findings sparked intense media coverage and public debate in Spain and elsewhere and within the international literary and human rights communities. As a direct result of Cornella’s work, publishers of Spanish-language texts are now in the process of reviewing, amending and commissioning new translations of seminal works by Ernest Hemingway, James Baldwin, Ian Fleming and others.

 

Ramona Fotiade 

Reflecting on Shestov 

Lev Shestov and his disciple, Benjamin Fondane, had a decisive influence on European existential philosophy and literature and have continued to shape the evolution of postmodern philosophical reflection. The research of Dr Ramona Fotiade has focused on bringing them to the attention of the public, in France, the UK and the US, by curating an exhibition in Paris, scripting and producing a documentary film, media broadcasts, website, organising conferences, publishing an exhibition catalogue, a scholarly journal and several critical editions. Fotiade’s work directly influenced the translation and publication of Shestov’s works into English, French, Italian and German, and determined a change in the public’s perception. 

 

Laurence Grove 

Scotland and the Culture of Comics 

Through his research into bandes dessinées Grove has increased recognition of the status and utility of comics as a cultural and educational asset. The impact of this work has (i) established comics as a powerful aid to learning and teaching (ii) catalysed a change in public perception, particularly with regard to the importance of Scottish contributions (iii) brought new audiences to exhibitions, (iv) realigned awareness of the omnipresence and accessibility of the culture of comics and (v) highlighted the current vibrancy of the creators involved in the genre todayThis has been achieved through public exhibitions, outreach activities including invited lectures and broadcasts, and an Astérix resource for schools delivered through Education Scotland. 

 

Andrea Gullotta 

Russia’a Memory War on the Gulag 

Russia has been undergoing a memory war on the theme of the Gulag over the last decades. After an initial moment of reflection on the devastating legacy of the Gulag, the Russian state has initially ignored, then hindered and lately tried to repress the memory of the Gulag while proposing a state-owned view of the past in which the Gulag is just a bad moment in a history of triumphs. Gullotta’s research is contributing to sustain the historical truth on the Gulag, broaden the public’s knowledge and impacting on current events related to the Gulag memory war.