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The Power of Words (24 September 2022)

Title of event : The Power of Words
Date : 2022/09/24
Brief overview :
We saw the pandemic change our lives. We saw the border violated. We heard politicians telling us incredible lies.

In time of crisis many of us tend to lose confidence in words. Words, however, help us to resist the threatening force, too. How does it happen, then? How can words help us to gain confidence and create a new ‘self’ when we have almost lost our way?

In this conference, we will discuss how words retain their power in texts and how we can talk about their continued dynamism.