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A postcard from Washington

A postcard from Washington

I was delighted to go to the AAC&U Centennial Annual Meeting in Washington to deliver a panel presentation with Cynthia Hammond, Becky Lewis, Carol Long and Alejandra Vilalta. The energy and enthusiasm of delegates reinforced importance of our joint endeavour. It was an honour to talk about the mission of our network and activities that engage international, interdisciplinary and inter-generat...

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GALA welcomes Antonella Riem from the University of Udine

GALA welcomes Antonella Riem from the University of Udine

Antonella Riem Natale is Full Professor of English Literature and Language, Deputy-Vice Chancellor, International, former Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures (2007-13), former Director of The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (2006-2007), University of Udine, President of the Italian Conference of the Faculties of Foreign Languages and Literatures, former member ...

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A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities

The theme of lost waters is a compelling one with students across the globe telling the tales of water lost and found in two cities, Montreal and London, the story of urbanisation, shifting social and political landscapes and  a changing ideas about the rightful place of nature in the city. The lost waterscape in Montreal One of the inspirations for lost waters as a theme came from a research proj...

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A postcard from the Netherlands

A postcard from the Netherlands

Our first GALA visit as Academic Director and Assistant Academic Director took us to the Netherlands, where we met with partners at University College Roosevelt (UCR) and Utrecht University. First stop was the picturesque Middelburg in the southwest, where we met with Professor Barbara Oomen, Dean of UCR and Laelia Dard-Dascot, Project Manager. UCR offers a broad and interdisciplinary three-year b...

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GALA partners at Writing digital: mix.03

GALA partners at Writing digital: mix.03

Writing digital: mix.03 After the success of the last two MIX DIGITAL conferences, Bath Spa University is hosting Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 in the newly completed Commons building at the Newton Park Campus, just outside of Bath. Bath Spa University’s School of Humanities and Creative Industries, with its stellar Creative Writing Department, is at the forefront of both research into and teachi...

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Curation in practice

Curation in practice

Our plans for building international curriculum around curatorial practice have continued energetically between Claremont Graduate University (CGU), the University of Adelaide and Bath Spa University.  We have sought to expand the model of international coursework developed by Kristin Doern and Alison Hems of Bath Spa University and Joshua Goode of CGU to bring more international partners into the...

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Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere

Our vision was that we would engage our students in the theme of lost waters via our respective disciplines, having the students ask how artists, writers, planners, and public history are grappling with water – one of the world’s greatest, and most threatened resources. Our strategy has been to develop our respective courses over the coming year, and link these courses, and our students, via...

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What does it mean to create across borders?

What does it mean to create across borders?

Transnational creativity refers to creative formation across borders — between or within a nation — and to the production of new threshold languages, texts and ways of seeing through creative practice. What does it mean to write across borders, to create across borders? Our position stems from a constructive, rather than a deconstructive perspective, with an emphasis on emergent creativity rather ...

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