Minority Languages in a Globalized World

Friday 6 March 2020, 9:30 - 17:30, Room 429

9:30 – 11:00 Panel 1

Rióna Ní Fhrighil (NUI Galway): Words without Borders: Irish Translator-Poets

Daniela Theinová (Charles University, Prague): Language and Climate Crisis in Contemporary Irish-Language Poetry

Radvan Markus (Charles University, Prague): The Irish Language and the Pursuit of Freedom

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 – 13:00 Panel 2

Till Vogt (Leipzig University): The Current Situation of Lower Sorbian

Michal Kovář (Charles University, Prague): Translation in Minority Uralic Literatures

Sabine Asmus (University of Szczecin/Leipzig University): 1.000.000 Speakers of Welsh in Wales by 2050?

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00 Panel 3

Martina Reiterová (Charles University, Prague): "Une arme de premier ordre": Representation of Breton and Welsh Languages in Revivalist Discourse around 1900

Nelly Blanchard (University of Western Brittany, Brest) 19th-21st Century Breton Literature: Evolution of the Motivations of the Authors of a Combative Literature

Petra Johana Poncarová (Charles University, Prague): Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar and Drama in Scottish Gaelic

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee

16:30 – 17:30 Panel 4

Christopher Whyte (independent scholar and author): Writing in Gaelic: Alternative Agendas

Justin Quinn (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen): Irish as a Lingua Franca

17:30 Closing Remarks

This workshop is supported by the European Regional Development Fund-Project “Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World” (No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734).



The Centre for Irish Studies gratefully acknowledges the long-term support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland (most recently for the award of an ESP grant to the amount of CZK 510,000 for the period 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021). Irish language teaching is funded from a grant awarded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland. Our special thanks are due to the Embassy of Ireland to the Czech Republic for their unrelenting encouragement and support.