Multilingualism in songwriting

Lucy Cathcart Froden

The “Multilingualism in songwriting” project headed by Lucy Cathcart Froden (University of Glasgow) sets out to bring multilingual creative processes to a wider audience by creating professional studio recordings of a series of original songs written through collaborative, multilingual songwriting processes. Undertaken alongside the larger  ESRC/AHRC Distance Voices project, which uses collaborative songwriting in criminal justice settings to explore questions of re/integration, working with current and former prisoners, prison staff and others, Lucy’s project uses the same methodology to explore the communication of identity, acceptance and belonging in the re/integration processes of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. 

Lucy was due to present her work at our New Perspectives on Modern Languages Research conference in March 2020; however, as the event was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she has kindly provided her presentation to be published on the website.

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