Theme: Translation, Language, and Place
Chair Professor: Sherry Simon
Dates: June 22 to 26, 2015. Place: Glendon College, York University, Toronto
The Glendon CRLCC Translation Research Summer School is a biannual interdisciplinary forum for researchers working on projects around a specific theme. For this inaugural translation research summer school we invite researchers working on the conceptual intersections of translation, language, and place. Researchers will discuss the relationship between language, translation, and the imaginaries of a place and its cultural history, and how language and translation enact, respond to, and shape place. We encourage graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars working on projects related to the theme to apply. Possible research topics can include—although they are not restricted to—the relationship between translation and cities, translation and borders, translation and national languages, translation ecologies and landscapes, exile and belonging, and translation and territory.
The Glendon Translation Research Summer School will be one week of intensive activities, which will include daily group meetings with the Chair Professor, as well as plenaries, roundtables, and other fora and training opportunities for translation students and scholars. You may also consult the Useful Information Kit for information about the College and the city of Toronto. In 2015 the summer school is planned at the same time as the renowned Luminato Festival, Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity. This will allow participants to combine the academic activities with Toronto’s stimulating cultural arts scene.
The Translation Research Summer School is sponsored by Glendon College; it is organized by the Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact, CRLCC, and it is part of the activities of the Research Group on Translation and Transcultural Contact, RGTTC.