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Who We Are
The group NETEC promotes a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the study of modern and contemporary culture and literature in English that challenges conventional ways of thinking and traditional subject boundaries. The group focuses on the study of textual and cultural practices around the following research topics: cultures in context, texts and their transmission, transferences and negotiations between genres and media.
In recent years, the group NETEC has been part of the network funded by the Xunta de Galicia "Rede de lingua e literatura inglesa e identidade II" (code R2014/043, 2014-2015) and is now currently participating in the new Xunta de Galicia funded research network "Rede de Lingua e Literatura Inglesa e Identidade III” (code ED431D2017/17, 2017-2019).
Members of the group NETEC engage in joint projects with other academics in the field of literary and cultural studies in order to favour both dialogue and collaboration. The group’s research informs teaching and learning in the MA and Doctoral Programs in English Studies at the University of Vigo (iMAES > Inter-university Master in Advanced English Studies). NETEC acts as a forum for the generation of ideas through the organization of seminars and lecture series thus promoting forms of academic engagement with students, colleagues and invited researchers: click on the EVENTS tab above or scroll down to see the latest NEWS on academic events.
Drawing on the notion that any culture is the result of a dynamic process of “negotiation” between discourses, forms and texts, we propose to study the configuration of representative examples of cultural products in Anglophone contexts in order to account for underexplored “contact zones”, intersections and interrelations.
To study the cultural transfer between different artistic and literary contexts, genres and media.
To explore the historical, social and political context in which representative cultural products and literary texts come into being.
To discuss the interplay and dialogue between literary and cultural traditions.
To establish literary and textual connections among texts and contexts of reception.
To analyse the textual and cultural negotiations underlying processes of cultural mediation through translation, transculturation and textual transferences.
To Promote a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the study of modern and contemporary culture and literature in English.