11-26-2020 at 10:34 AM

The year of 2020 will be remembered for many reasons, the memories won‘t be all sweet….

But for the members of the Last Friday Reading Club, which has just marked its 1st anniversary,  this year is the year of „turning a new page“,  both figuratively and directly.

Set up last November, the Club has grown into a unique team of readers:  each with her own tastes and preferences, her own perceptions and visions, and all together – a joyful source of spiritual and professional growth.

Educational, Linguistic, and Media Discourses

11-18-2020 at 1:18 PM

This book presents a collection of research papers from both experienced and emerging scholars, some of whom presented their work at the international conference ‘Language Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Intercultural Aspects’ held in June 2018 and organised by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University, the FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region, and the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania. The book consists of three parts, the first being devoted to language teaching and teacher education. The second section explores literary and cultural issues, while the third part encompasses linguistic and media discourse studies.

Reading goes on!

04-01-2020 at 11:40 AM

Last Friday Reading Club presents a short report on what has been done / read / discussed so far:

  • The LFRC members meet once a month (every last Friday) to discuss the book of their (democratic) choice. As stated in the Club invitation, preference is given to acknowledged contemporary writers from different countries and different cultures.
  • The first four sessions were held in Menų spaustuvės Infoteka (menuspaustuve.lt); the latest session – March 27- was organized in three formats: FB group discussion, Skype chat, e-mail shared notes/impressions.
  • Books and authors:

November 2019 – “Beguni” . O.Tokarczuk  („Bėgūnai”) ;

December 2019 – “El Amante Japones” . I. Allende („Meilužis japonas “)

January 2020 – “Dans le jardin de l’ogre”. L. Slimani („Žmogėdros sode”)

February 2020 – “The Garden of Evening Mists”. Tan Twan Eng („Vakaro Miglų sodas”)

March 2020 – “Geschichte vom alten Kind”. J. Erpenbeck  („Istorija apie seną vaiką”)

  • At present there are 12 members; working languages are Lithuanian, English, Russian, French.

For further information contact Olga Medvedeva medolga0707@gmail.com

A successful launch of the LKPA Reading Club

12-05-2019 at 3:26 PM

On 29 November 2019 a group of readers came to Infoteka ( Arts Publishing House) in Vilnius for the first session of the Last Friday Reading Club initiated by O. Medvedeva for LKPA members and for all those who are interested in reviving the well-known tradition of reading and discussing. The new Club, which will focus on reading contemporary authors from different countries, meet on the last Friday of every month. During the first session the readers spoke about their expectations and wishes, such as sharing reflections and self-reflection induced by the read books, exchanging opinions about translation and literary research. All that should differ from common practice of discussing books and authors without having read them!

The first session focused on Beguni by Olga Tokarczuk (BĖGŪNAI. O. Tokarzcuk. V: Rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2019, iš lenkų kalbos vertė Vyturys Jarutis), the participants spoke about the interplay between content and form, the peculiarities of the author’s style, and her place among the Nobel and Man Booker prize winners.

The meeting on 27 December will be dedicated to El amante japonés by Isabel Allende (Meilužis japonas. I.Allende.V.: Alma Littera, 2017). All LKPA members are invited to join!

Dr. Ina Dagytė- Mituzienė

MultiMeDialecTranslation 8 – Dialect Translation in Multimedia

10-07-2019 at 3:39 PM

7-9 May 2020, Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University, Lithuania

We are pleased to invite you to the 8th International Conference on Dialect translation in multimedia (MultiMeDialecTranslation 8) which will be held on 7-9 May 2020 at the Institute of Language, Literature and Translation Studies, Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University.