LINGUIST List 23.3102

Wed Jul 18 2012

Calls: Translation/United Arab Emirates

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 18-Jul-2012
From: Said Faiq <>
Subject: 5th Asian Translation Traditions Conference
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Full Title: 5th Asian Translation Traditions Conference Short Title: ATT5-Sharjah
Date: 27-Nov-2012 - 29-Nov-2012 Location: Ajman, United Arab Emirates Contact Person: Said Faiq
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

5th Asian Translation Traditions Conference (ATT5)Patronage and Agency in/of Asian Translation Traditions November 2012Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUST)Ajman, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The 5th Asian Translation Traditions Conference (ATT5) will be held at Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUST), Ajman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on 27-29 November 2012.

This conference is a sequel to four previous conferences held at AHRB Centre for Asian and African Languages in London (2004), the Adivasi Academy in Tejgadh, India (2005), Boğaziçi University in Istanbul (2008), and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012). Like the previous conferences, the fifth conference aims to explore the richness and diversity of non-Western discourses and practices of translation.

Registration and Accommodation:

For details, please visit the conference website:

Call for Papers:

Given the success of the previous four ATT conferences and building on the rich histories of the Asian translation traditions, Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUST) invites contributions to the 5th Asian Translation Traditions Conference (ATT5). ATT5 wishes to explore ways in which cross cultural exchange is executed and/or constrained by patronage and agency with a particular reference to the ethics and poetics of exporting and importing cultural goods through translation. Taking patronage and agency as the main theme, topics of the conference will explore the following sub-themes.

Patronage and agentsAgency of the translatorAgency of translationAgency of textsTranslation and national languagesAgency networksPolitical patronage/agencySocial patronage/agencyThe discourse of translationTranslation and national memory/identityTranslation and the emergence/rise of canons/paradigmsTranslation and divided loyaltiesAuthority and translation

Deadline for abstracts (extended): 30 September 2012

Please email submissions to the conference email address

Notification of acceptance: Contributors will be notified of the outcome of their submissions by 15 October 2012.

Language of presentation: English / Arabic

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