The global Russian: international travel as cultural and linguistic practices

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

The workshop develops the Dashkova Centre’s ‘Global Russian’ research strand and is part of the LBAS (AHRC) funded research project ‘Travelling Cultures: Discourses of Russian Tourism in Scotland’. The event brought together international scholars examining tourism from the linguistic, historical and cultural perspectives, and the practitioners who produce tourist discourses: writers of guidebooks, Russian TV and radio travel programme creators and Russian speaking guides in Scotland. The workshop explored tourist narratives as a product of cross-cultural interaction, and addressed the questions: how globalization affects the narratives produced for and by Russian tourists and what meanings are attached to the newly emerged phenomenon of the Russian globe-trotter.
Period26 Nov 201527 Nov 2015
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • tourism, touristic discourse
  • Russian and Scottish Culture
  • cross-cultural communication
  • Globalisation
  • Global Russian
  • media
  • guides and guidebooks