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LINGUIST List 24.937

Thu Feb 21 2013

Calls: Translation, Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Anthro Ling, Ling & Lit/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Feb-2013
From: Mirona Moraru <mironamoraruyahoo.com>
Subject: Across Borders: Translation and Migration
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Full Title: Across Borders: Translation and Migration
Short Title: ABTM

Date: 17-May-2013 - 17-May-2013
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mirona Moraru
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 20-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

Across Borders: Translation and Migration
Postgraduate Conference
Cardiff University: School of European Languages, Translation and Politics

This interdisciplinary conference will focus on the multifaceted nature of translation studies and how its framework can be employed by other disciplines to develop new perspectives. Apart from a discussion of translation proper, which is translating a text from a language to another, the aim of this event is also to encourage a debate around the possibilities which lie beyond this definition, and to take into consideration other possible meanings of the term translation. The role of translation, for example, is key to postcolonial discourse as it captures the ‘in-betweenness’ of the migration experience. Therefore, the conference will engage with concepts of cultural identity, transnationalism, diaspora and multiculturalism but also with practices of cultural translation (travel narratives, migrant writing, cultural performances and representations) which involve the negotiation of languages, values, and narratives across cultures.

The aim of the conference is to bring together post-graduate students and young scholars from different disciplines working on questions of translation and transnationalism as well as interpreters and cultural heritage professionals from multilingual contexts to share research and practice. Students attending this conference will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas with the keynote speaker, Professor Susan Bassnett (Warwick University) one of the founding scholars of Translation Studies.

Call for Papers:

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

- Boundaries, identity and gender
- Multiculturalism / Interculturalism: discourses and practices
- Diasporic movements and trasnationalism: borders in translation
- Migration, literature and translation
- Adaptation
- Multilingualism
- The interplay between lingua franca, indigenous languages and immigrant languages
- Interpreting

Please send abstracts of 250 words and a 50 word biography to Mirona Moraru at mironamoraruyahoo.com by 20 March 2013.

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