ALECLA 2021

Program (Updated October 18, 2021)

The Annual Kurultai of the Endangered Cultural Heritage – AKECH, 4th edition

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 1400 GMT/1700 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0100 Sydney Time

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Multilingualism is normal

Panel organised by Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg

1400 GMT/1500 London Time/1600 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1700 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0100 Sydney Time

Opening and Greetings, Taner Murat and Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg


1410 GMT/1510 London Time/1610 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1710 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0110 Sydney Time

Dr. Marianna Deganutti, Goethe University Frankfurt, ”Languages at the border”

1430 GMT/1530 London Time/1630 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1730 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0130 Sydney Time

Prof. Johanna Domokos, Bielefeld University and Károli Gáspár University Budapest, ”Literary multilingualism and related terminology”


1450 GMT/1550 London Time/1650 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1750 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0150 Sydney Time

Prof. Dorijan Hajdu, University of Belgrade, ”Everyday code-switching”

1510 GMT/1610 London Time/1710 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1810 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0210 Sydney Time

Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg, independent scholar, ”Creative multilingual writing”


1530 GMT/1630 London Time/1730 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1830 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0230 Sydney Time

Dr. Sebastian Cwiklinski, Freie Universität Berlin, ”Dimensions of multilingualism in Tatar literature”


1550 GMT/1650 London Time/1750 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1850 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0250 Sydney Time

Fazile Nasretdin, translator & Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg, independent scholar, ”Easy to Read books in International Tatar and other languages” (partly in Tatar)


1610 GMT/1710 London Time/1810 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1910 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0310 Sydney Time

Ivan Liotchev, artist ”SEAROOTS – Easy to Read literary and art project”


The Annual Lecture on Exile in Comparative Literature and the Arts – ALECLA, 4th edition


Friday, October 22, 2021 at 1630 GMT/1730 London Time/1830 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1930 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0330 Sydney Time


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1630 GMT/1730 London Time/1830 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1930 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0330 Sydney Time

Peter Evans, ”King Robert of Sicily: re-invention and re-interpretation”

1650 GMT/1750 London Time/1850 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1950 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/0350 Sydney Time

Steve Rushton, ”Ovid with Reverb: Notes on Alter Ego, a poem and performance”


The Annual Kurultai of the Endangered Cultural Heritage – AKECH, 4th edition

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 0600 GMT/0900 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/1700 Sydney Time

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0600 GMT/0900 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/1700 Sydney Time

Opening and Greetings, Taner Murat and Alan Libert

0605 GMT/0905 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/1705 Sydney Time

Keynote Speech, Prof. Ghil’ad Zuckermann, University of Adelaide, “Revivalistics in the Service of Reconnecting with Normal life and Wellbeing”

0640 GMT/0940 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/1740 Sydney Time

Valeria Buonocore, Independent Scholar, “The New ‘Normal‘: Reshaping Global Education”

0700 GMT/1000 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/1800 Sydney Time

Ly Wen Taw, University of Newcastle, “Virtual Rapport Building on Google: Australian Dairy Farms’ Responses to Online Reviews”

0720 GMT/1020 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/1820 Sydney Time

Devrim Yilmaz, University of New England, “An Etymological Exploration of Lexicosemantic Features of Trakyaca: A Cultural Treasure of the Balkans”

0740 GMT/1040 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/1840 Sydney Time

Dorcas Zuvalinyenga, University of Newcastle, “’The way of Words’: A Critical Analysis of Naming Practices and Place Names to Explore Power Differentials Embedded in them”

0800 GMT/1100 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/1900 Sydney Time

Alan Reed Libert, University of Newcastle, “Linguistic Landscapes after COVID-19”

0820 GMT/1120 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/1920 Sydney Time

Sibel Orhan, Namık Kemal University, Elif Maltaş, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, and Emine Kızılkaya, Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey University, “The Status of Female Labor in Turkey in Unregistered Employment“

The Annual Lecture on Exile in Comparative Literature and the Arts – ALECLA, 4th edition

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 0900 GMT/1000 London Time/1100 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1200 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/2000 Sydney Time

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PolyGlot Poetry Garden

Literary encounters organised by Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg

0900 GMT/1000 London Time/1100 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1200 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/2000 Sydney Time

Johanna Domokos

Multilingual poet Johanna Domokos, author of The wanderers female song and other lyric collections, explores how to cut through languages, times and spaces of this and other worlds, and how to experience poetry not only through understanding the words of it. Her writing is influenced by oral literatures in several Turkic and Finno-Ugric traditions and many contemporary literatures she has met as a wanderer (previously called a nomad).

0920 GMT/1020 London Time/1120 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1220 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/2020 Sydney Time

Marianna Deganutti

Literary scholar Marianna Deganutti focuses on multilingual borderland poetry by Jani Oswald, Daniel Načinović and Milan Rakovac, reflecting the multicultural societies of the Alp-Adriatic region. This borderland today includes Austria (Carinthia and Styria), Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia), Slovenia and Croatia. The multilingual practices of the authors stimulate a redefinition of the area and of the borderland space, which cannot be understood only through national paradigms.

0940 GMT/1040 London Time/1140 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1240 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/2040 Sydney Time

Sabira Ståhlberg

Writer and scholar Sabira Ståhlberg’s poetry book Wan Sun presents the Anthropocene from a multidimensional perspective. The dozens of languages in the poems carry messages, melodies and echoes from different cultural and poetic traditions in Eurasia, both present and historical. Some poems are graphic illustrations with words, creating art within literature, and others are concise poems, opening the eyes of the reader to the many possibilities multilingual literature carries.

1000 GMT/1100 London Time/1200 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1300 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/2100 Sydney Time

Renat Bekkin

Renat Bekkin, scholar and author of several novels, including the recent novel Ak Bure, explores in his new book the history of three generations of Crimean Tatars in Tashkent, Kazan, Moscow and Crimea during a turbulent period. The young hero Iskander has to make difficult decisions in the face of challenges and illusions. This family saga is a story of magic realism, history and finding your own place in the world. (in English and Russian)

1020 GMT/1120 London Time/1220 Berlin, Budapest, and Belgrade Time/1320 Bucharest, Helsinki, and Ankara Time/2120 Sydney Time

Fazile Nasretdin

Haiku poet Fazile Nasretdin writes short poetry in several languages – Tatar, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish and English among them. Her poetry is both traditional haiku describing nature and observations of human experiences. Through the poems and the author’s eyes the readers look into a world of wonder, feelings and humour, and deep wisdom of life. Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg presents the multilingual Haikuriltai-concept by the Haiku Colorit group and discusses writing and reading multilingual haiku poetry. (partly in Tatar)