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Full Title: Translation and Gender Studies

Short Title: TAGS
Location: Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
Start Date: 15-Oct-2014 - 16-Oct-2014
Contact: Ghulam Ali
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Meeting Description: First International Conference: Translation and Gender Studies
Centre for Languages and Translation Studies
University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan

Centre for Languages and Translation Studies, University of Gujrat, is the
first ever dedicated Centre established for Translation Studies in
Pakistan. It offers MPhil programme and is rigorously involved in various
research activities in the field of translation.

In continuation of research activities, the Centre plans to organize an
international conference on Translation and Gender Studies on 15-16 October
2014 at the Main Campus of UOG.

The interdisciplinary encounter between Gender Studies and Translation
Studies has produced very productive and fruitful scholarly debates in the
last few decades, especially after the birth of the Canadian school of
feminist translation in the 1980s. The publication of Sherry Simon’s (1996)
and Luise von Flotow’s (1997) influential monographs in the 1990s
contributed considerably to opening up new areas of research, at a time
when new approaches to the discipline of Translation Studies proclaimed a
‘cultural turn’ emphasising the ideological aspects of translation and
paving the way for postcolonial approaches to translation. Over the last
few years, conferences and publications have been devoted to examining the
multifaceted nature of translation theory and practice when approached from
a gender approach. And yet, despite the considerable growth of the
discipline in Eastern academic contexts and the development of postcolonial
translation studies, most of the existing scholarly works fail to reflect
the geographical (especially non-Western) and disciplinary diversity within
the field.

The aim of this conference is to investigate the gender politics of
translation across multiple languages and cultures, paying particular
attention to debates favoured by Eastern and postcolonial perspectives on
both gender and translation.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

- Luise Von Flotow, University of Ottawa, Canada

Guest Speakers:

- Olga Castro, Aston University, UK Farzaneh Farahzad
- Alamaeh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
- Hiroko Furukawa, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan

Please click on the following link for concept paper of the conference:
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 25.1879

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