Programme

Tuesday, June 28

10.00 Welcome. Introduction
10.15 Keynote address (José Lambert, professor Emmeritus at KU Leuven, Visiting professor at UFC, Universidade Federal do Cearà)
Coffee
11.15 Respondent (Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar, Tel Aviv University)
Lunch (12.00)
14.00 Massimiliano Bampi (Università Ca’ Foscari-Venezia), “Polysystem Theory and Medieval Studies: Cultural Dynamics in a Manuscript Era”
14.30 Nam Fung Chang (Lingnan University), “Polysystemist as dissident: my experience with polysystem research”
15.00 Thomas S. Harrington (Trinity College), “Polysystem  Theory and the Analysis of Contemporary Politics”
17.30 A walk around Reykholt and a visit to the Reykholt Saga centre

Wednesday, June 29

09.30 Roel During (Wageningen University), “Re-embedding economy: an evolutionary perspective on social enterprising”
10.00 Rakefet Sela-Sheffy (Tel Aviv University), “Culture interference vs. culture configurations: change and consolidation in culture”
Coffee
11.00 Jón Karl Helgason (University of Iceland), “Polysystem Approach in the Age of Spotify, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon”
11.30 Müge Işıklar Koçak and Nafize Sibel Güzel (Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi), “Systemic overview of Translations/Translators in Ottoman and Turkish societies”
Lunch (12.00)
14.00 Wadda C. Ríos-Font (Barnard College), “Puerto Rico’s Mestizo Spanish and the Polycultural System”
14.30 Gauti Kristmannsson (University of Iceland), “‘Gathering grapes from thistles’: Walter Scott’s growth as an author through translation and editing”
15.00 Jaume Subirana (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), “Planning and nostalgia: launching and restoration of Catalan literary organizations”

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Jón-Karl Helgason, Thomas S. Harrington, Rakefet Sela-Sheffy, Jaume Subirana.