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Translation and The Border: Crossing, Conflict, and Creation”

 

Welcome to the website for the 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies entitled “Translation and The Border: Crossing, Conflict, and Creation”, to be held on Saturday March 18, 2017 from 8 am to 6 pm at Glendon Manor, Glendon College, York University.

In the focus and scope of this conference we wish to explore how the notions of border, movement and contact interact with translation, translation studies and translators. The idea of “border”, seen as the place that triggers crossing, conflict and creation, will be examined through the lens of Translation Studies. Here are some of the topics that we look forward to discussing:

 

  • Translation as Border Crossing: migration, translation of minority languages, problem of space, trauma, mediation.
  • Translation as Border Conflict: agency, censorship, ethics, ideology, identity, in-betweenness, loss of mother tongue, policy, power imbalance, translation and interpretation during times of war.
  • Translation as Border Creation: immigrant literature, hybridity or hybrid languages, life of writings, literature of exile, multilingual texts, transmission, cities in translation, self-translation.

 

For all inquiries, please contact the organizing committee at: transconf2017@gmail.com

 

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