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Full Title: Translating Creolization

Location: Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados
Start Date: 27-May-2015 - 29-May-2015
Contact: Desrine Bogle
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Following the era of decolonization, many Caribbean authors have become internationally renowned and their works have been translated into major world languages. Consciously and unconsciously Caribbean works are written expressions of creolization. A small number of academic journals such as TTR and Palimpsestes have published important volumes dedicated to translating the Caribbean region. This event aims both to build on the mostly literary exposition in these volumes and to (re)focus specifically on issues directly related to the translation of Caribbean Creole languages and cultures, both within and beyond the realm of literary expression.' What are the inherent pitfalls in translating creolization? Can, and should, the translation of creolization matter in a globalized world? To what extent can, and how should, Creole languages and cultures be translated?

As the field of Translation Studies rapidly expands, issues relating to the translation of minority languages and cultures such as those of the Caribbean have begun to receive more detailed attention. However, something of a void still exists in regards to the translation of Caribbean Creole languages and cultures, especially from regional academics. This symposium on “Translating Creolization” will therefore provide a forum for airing new avenues of research and proposing new engagements in this area for academics including post-graduate students in diverse interdisciplinary fields such as Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, Post-colonial Studies, Diaspora Studies and translation theorists and practitioners. The main aim is to discuss the impact of theory on practice and vice versa as well as to exchange new theories and ideas on the issues specifically involved in translating Creole languages and cultures worldwide with a special focus on the Caribbean region.

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Christine Raguet, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, France

Registration & Fees:

Early registration: $US125 / $US75 (students) January 31 – March 31, 2015
Normal registration: $US175 / $US100 (students) April 1 – May 28, 2015
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics; Ling & Literature; Translation; Typology; Writing Systems
Subject Language Family: Creole
LL Issue: 25.2730

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