Podkaster fra Institutt for fremmedspråk UiB
Language and Race in Twenty-First Century America

Language and Race in Twenty-First Century America

June 29, 2020

For the past month, America's cities and towns have been sites of the
nation-wide protests following the murder of George Floyd, an African
American man killed by a police officer on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. However, these protests are rooted in a long experience of
systemic racism against black Americans. In this podcast, a recent MA
graduate, Yulia Hathaway, discusses her analysis of contemporary
discourse on race based on the non-fictional writings by an African
American writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates.

By Yulia Hathaway, Master in English, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen

Foto: Alisdare Hickson (Flickr).

De skjulte kristne

De skjulte kristne

December 18, 2019

Japans skjulte kristne

Dagens luke er laget av dosent Benedicte Irgens og er om de såkalte kakure-kirishitan, som ble omvendt til kristendommen av portugisiske misjonærer på 1500-tallet. Da kristendommen ble forbudt, ble noen drept, mens andre gikk under jorden og praktiserte sin religion i skjul. Japan har nå hatt religionsfrihet i 150 år, og det finnes fortsatt etterkommere etter de skjulte kristne den dag i dag.

For de som er interessert i den historiske epoken da kristendommen fant veien til Japan, anbefales Martin Scorseses film «Silence» (se trailer i lenken), som er basert på romanen av samme navn av Endô Shûsaku. Boken er nylig oversatt til norsk av Magne Tørring under tittelen «Taushet».

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqrgxZLd_gE

Verdens eneste reinbataljon

Verdens eneste reinbataljon

December 15, 2019

Reinsdyret har blitt et kjent og kjært bilde på julen for mange. Men visste du at reinsdyr faktisk har blitt brukt i krig? I dagens podcast forteller PhD-stipendiat i russisk Johanne Kalsaas om verdens eneste reinbataljon, som kjempet for Sovjetunionen under andre verdenskrig.

 

Bilde: BarentsObserver

Dei skumle kompisane til julenissen

Dei skumle kompisane til julenissen

December 14, 2019

Har du vært snill i år? Hvis svaret er ja, kommer kanskje julenissen med masse fine gaver. Men hva hvis svaret er nei? I dagens podcast får vi høre om de skumle kompisene til julenissen, Knecht Ruprecht og Krampus, som ifølge tyskspråklig folketradisjon skremmer og straffer ulydige barn! Tyskprofessor Åsta Haukås forteller.

 

Bildet er hentet fra Wikipedia: Krampus

Ceppo, Natale, Befana: Changing Perceptions of the Festive Season between Italy and the UK

Ceppo, Natale, Befana: Changing Perceptions of the Festive Season between Italy and the UK

December 13, 2019

In this podcast, Dr Alessandro Carlucci talks about some of the changes he has directly or indirectly experienced during his life, with regard to the Christmas period, including the traditions of burning big pieces of wood and continuing to celebrate until January 6th.

Photo: Pixabay

Christmas celebration in Swaida City, Syria

Christmas celebration in Swaida City, Syria

December 10, 2019

In today's podcast, our associate professor in Arabic Language, Nassim Obeid, shares memories from the Christmas celebration in his hometown, Swaida City in Syria.

He also shares som links with us: see the lighting of the Christmas tree  or a funny dancing of Santa in the streets.

 

“Humoursocialisation. Why are Danes (not) so funny (as they think they are)?” – Interview with Lita Lundquist

“Humoursocialisation. Why are Danes (not) so funny (as they think they are)?” – Interview with Lita Lundquist

November 21, 2019

 

In October 2019, the research group MoMM held its second seminar that brought together researchers from Norway and Denmark. In this issue of our programme, we talk with Lita Lundquist - a member of the research group TYPOlex from the Copenhagen Business School and a participant of the seminar. She tells us about her current project on humoursocialisation and a new book, which will be published in January 2020 - https://samfundslitteratur.dk/bog/humorsocialisering

 

Music: Royalty Free Music by Bensound

Multilingualism on My Mind

Multilingualism on My Mind

October 23, 2019

With this episode, we are starting a new series of podcasts where we introduce you to the research groups at IF and shine a spotlight on all the interesting things they do and make research about. On the first episode, we are meeting with ‘MoMM – Multilingualism on My Mind’ and talk to its members: the group leader, prof. Åsta Haukås, and PhD Candidates Andre Storto, Irina Tiurikova, and Raees Calafato.

Music: ‘Energy’ from Royalty Free Music by Bensound