Call for papers - Inter-UC Graduate Conference, April 16-17. Deadline: December 12, 2009
Call for Papers: The Translator's Visibility, April 16-17, 2010
Often criticism and theory on translated texts focuses on the author of the work and, despite the expanding field of translation studies, texts are still popularly read as transparent or semi-transparent representations of the original. Following in the steps of Venuti’s “The Translator’s Invisibility” and “The Scandals of Translation,” this conference attempts to offer an alternative view of translation focusing on the translators themselves, and how they have shaped or reflected their political and social environments. In particular, this conference focuses on differences between the critical and popular reception of original and translated texts. This conference attempts to look at how translations have reinforced, or subverted, these receptions. Paper proposals that concentrate on how individual translators have influenced reception will be given careful consideration. The conference is also open to translation in the fields of philosophy, social science, and film.
Individual papers, panel proposals and joint presentations are welcome.
Papers will also be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday December 18, 2009. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday, April 2, 2010.
Abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information:
a) author, b) affiliation, c) e-mail address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.
We will acknowledge receipt and answer all paper proposals submitted.
Please send paper proposals to:
University of California – Santa Barbara
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Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009
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