Our conference series is back for yet another year of fascinating talks covering a variety of topics within the translation field. Focusing on responses by readers posted on online platforms, this talk will argue for the importance of incorporating reception data to create a 360-degree view of retranslation, both as text and social practice. The various themes emerging from the discourse of the readers offer a bird’s eye view of the complexities behind reading and talking about retranslations. A case study of readers’ responses to translations of Le Petit Prince demonstrates that retranslations have an existence beyond their textual and material features and need to be considered as social phenomena, as a token of friendly or romantic exchange, an emotional investment, or an indication of one’s symbolic capital, among others. 

The talk will be given in English on Thursday, October 28, at 5:00 pm, via Zoom. 

To register, please contact translation@glendon.yorku.ca and specify “October 28 Talk” in the subject field.