LINGUIST List 26.754

Wed Feb 04 2015

Confs: Translation/Canada

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 03-Feb-2015
From: James Archibald <>
Subject: Translation Studies and Geopolitics
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Translation Studies and Geopolitics

Date: 20-Apr-2015 - 21-Apr-2015
Location: Montréal (Québec), Canada
Contact: Bryan Jim
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Meeting Description:

The colloquium will provide an opportunity for researchers and policy experts to study the relationship between language professionals and different situations, including armed conflict, where translators and cultural mediators are called upon to mediate between groups in a variety of political situations. Issues covered will be translation ethics, intercultural and interlingual mediation, and the societal impact of translation in conflict zones.


To register, please fill out the following PDF form and submit by e-mail: or by fax: 1-514-398-1769.

The application deadline is April 13, 2015.


McGill University
688 Sherbrooke Street West, room 1041 Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R1 Canada
Metro: McGill

Scientific Committee:

- James Archibald (McGill University)
- Michel Ballard (Université d’Artois)
- Lynne Franjié (Université Stendhal Grenoble 3)
- Nicolas Froeliger (Université Denis Diderot)
- Mathieu Guidere (Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès)
- Astrid Guillaume (Université Paris IV Sorbonne)
- Marianne Lederer (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne nouvelle)
- Michaël Oustinoff (Université de Nice Antipolis)
- Jean Peeters (Université de Bretagne)
- François Rastier (CNRS)
- Cécile Vaissie (Université Rennes 2)


Bryan Jim


Full program is forthcoming.

The program will have three tracks:

1. The role and responsibilities of translators and mediators in crisis situations,
2. The type and linguistic nature of outputs produced by translators and other language professionals, and
3. Ethical, societal and cultural issues.

Speakers in attendance among others will be:

- Joseph Dichy and Ramia Ismail (Université Lumière-Lyon 2), La traduction de récits de vie dans la demande d’asile
- Lynne Franjié (Université Stendhal Grenoble 3), Traduction et politisation : Traduire le discours politique arabe médiatisé en temps de guerre
- Mathieu Guidère (Université de Toulouse 2), Au commencement était le drogman : petite histoire de la relation entre géopolitique et traduction
- Marie-Josée de Saint Robert (United Nations Geneva), Rôle et place de la traduction dans les organisations internationales and
- Giulia Terlizzi (Università di Torino), Good morals, public morality and human dignity in EU law.

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