A theme for the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre in 2019-2020 (calendar years) is Brazil! We have many links with Brazil already and are developing others.
In 2019 Uta Papen will be visiting Brazil including the Federal University of Minas Gerais UFMG.
Karin Tusting will be supervising a visiting PhD student from Brazil.
On 28th May 2019 LRDG hosts a Literacy Research Discussion Group seminar:
The changing language and literacy landscapes of Brazilian Universities: English in policy development and in practice
1-2pm, Bowland North Seminar Room 23
Maria Lucia Castanheira Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Izabel Magalhães University of Brasilia, Brazil
Marilyn Martin-Jones University of Birmingham, UK
Gilcinei T. Carvalho Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Andrea Machado de Almeida Mattos Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ana Souza University of Brasilia, Brazil
Brief abstract: The ethnographic project that is discussed in this talk investigates the specific ways in which university policy-making with regard to “internationalisation at home” is unfolding in two universities in Brazil, and the specific ways in which the use and production of texts in English, online and offline, is mediating this process, in different areas of academic life: research, teaching/learning (in different disciplines), and administration.
Finally, Julia Gillen has recently collaborated with a Day in the Life team working in Brazil on the project Um Dia na Vida led by Claudia Stella and Ann Cameron. Julia contributed to a book they edited from the project.