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Call for papers: The Translator’s Visibility, April 2010

Written By: daveski on December 8, 2009 No Comment

Hi all, passing on the word from the folks at UCSB…

Call for papers: The Translator’s Visibility, April 16-17, 2010
Inter-UC Graduate Student Conference – The Translator’s Visibility

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Call for Papers Deadline: 12/18/2009

Call for Papers

Often criticism and theory on translated texts focuses on the author of the work and, despite the expanding field of translation studies, texts are still popularly read as transparent or semi-transparent representations of the original. Following in the steps of Venuti’s “The Translator’s Invisibility” and “The Scandals of Translation”, this conference attempts to offer an alternative view of translation focusing on the translators themselves, and how they have shaped or reflected their political and social environments. In particular, this conference focuses on differences between the critical and popular reception of original and translated texts. This conference attempts to look at how translations have reinforced, or subverted, these receptions. Paper proposals that concentrate on how individual translators have influenced reception will be given careful consideration. The conference is also open to translation in the fields of philosophy, social science, and film.

Individual papers, panel proposals and joint presentations are welcome.

Papers will also be considered on any related theme.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 18th December 2009. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday, April 2nd 2010.

Abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information:

a) author, b) affiliation, c) e-mail address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.

We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted.

Please send paper proposals to:
Matthew Driscoll
University of California – Santa Barbara
E-mail: mdisso1@umail.ucsb.edu

Faculty Advisers:
Dr. Katherine Saltzman-Li and Suzanne Jill Levine

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