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Cultural Translation

11th December 2009, Cardiff University

Call for Papers

 

Etymologically, the word translation is linked, among other things, to “tradition” on the one hand and to “betrayal” on the other. … And yet the word tradition itself, linked in its roots to translation and betrayal, has to do with handing over. Tradition itself is nothing if it is not a transmission. How is tradition to be transmitted, to be passed on, if not through translation? (Rey Chow)

 

The process of “cultural translation” is inevitably enmeshed in conditions of power – professional, national, international. … Given that that is so, the interesting question for enquiry is … how power enters into the process of “cultural translation” (Talal Asad)

 

 

For this free interdisciplinary conference, we invite proposals on problematics of:

  • Intercultural encounters
  • Translation between cultures
  • Postcolonialism and the politics of translation
  • Diaspora, migration, mobility and cultural practices
  • Ethnicity, language, representation and cultural identity
  • Theories and practices of cultural translation
  • Tradition, transmission, translation and problems of origins
  • Re-examining the assumptions of translation
  • Questions of technology, mediation and the voice
  • Ethical and political problems in academic methodologies

 

Proposals: 400-word proposals for 20-minute papers.

Deadline: 1st September 2009

Email: BowmanP@cf.ac.uk

 

NB: This conference is free. Places are strictly limited. Papers will be selected by committee.

 

Organisation: The conference is organised by:

  • The Cardiff Humanities Research Institute Project, ‘Representing Migration and Mobility in European Cultures’ (Cardiff School of European Studies);
  • The Race, Representation and Cultural Identity Research Group (Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies).

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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