3071CFP Self-Translation and Power - New deadline: 15 March
- Feb 24, 2014[Apologies for cross-posting]Dear ITIT members,Please find below the second Call for Papers, for chapters to the edited collection of essays Self-Translation and Power: Negotiating Identities in Multilingual Contexts in Europe.The deadline for sending proposals to the editors has been extended and is now 15 March 2014.I hope you find this of interest.Many thanks!Best wishes,olgaSecond Call for PapersSelf-Translation and Power: Negotiating Identities in European Multilingual ContextsEdited by:Dr Olga Castro, Aston University, Birmingham – o.castro@...Dr Sergi Mainer, the University of Edinburgh – sergi.mainer@...Dr Svetlana Skomorokhova, the University of Warwick – s.skomorokhova@...Rationale and Possible Topics:The question of power has been central in the development of Translation Studies as a discipline in the last few decades. Edited collections such as Translation, Power, Subversion (Álvarez and Vidal 1996) or Translation and Power (Tymoczko and Gentzler 2002), published in the wake of the cultural/ideological turn, put the word ‘power’ in the axis of debate in Translation Studies. Ever since, the symbiosis between ‘power’ and translation has yielded fruitful academic outcomes.When focusing on the topic of self-translation, the growing scholarly attention it has received in the last few years also proves its dynamism, strength and potential for further research. Different conferences have recently taken place in Europe (Barcelona, Pescara, Bologna, Perpignan, Cork) and a number of special issues and collections of articles have been published focusing mainly on the Iberian Peninsula and touching upon power relations and the specificities of self-translation.The forthcoming collection of essays Self-Translation and Power: Negotiating Identities in European Multilingual Contexts seeks to contribute to current debates on self-translation by placing an emphasis on the role of power within it and by opening new avenues of enquiry to encompass different milieus in Europe. Multilingual situations in Europe offer a prolific intercultural and intracultural context to examine power relations with regards to the political, social, cultural and economic implications and consequences of self-translation. Indeed, the interactions between official state languages and both non-state official and unofficial languages tend to generate a series of cultural and linguistic tensions affecting the notions of hegemony, resistance, dominance, subversion and (inter-)dependency between literary polysystems. Given their double affiliation as authors and translators, self-translators are placed in a privileged position to problematize power and to scrutinise minorized/peripheral and hegemonic/central cultural identities. Self-Translation and Power: Negotiating Identities in European Multilingual Contexts aims to explore the self-translators’ powerful role as cultural and ideological mediators between languages and literatures of disparate status in Europe from interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches.The volume pursues a balance between theoretical/methodological chapters and empirical chapters focused on contextualised case studies.Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:· Power relations between translations and self-translations· Self-translator as an Empowered Translator· Conflicting ideologies in self-translation· (In)visibility in self-translation· Language politics: diglossia, bilingualism, multilingualism· Language and cultural planning· The book market and reception· Cultural mediation· National/territorial identities· Hegemony and resistance· Self-Translation as rewriting· Authorial voice/intervention/representationSubmitting a Proposal:NEW DEADLINE - All potential contributors are requested to send in a detailed summary of their proposed paper by 15 March 2014 to the editors.Format:· Title of the article· Author’s name, affiliation, e-mail· Proposal of 500 words, including:o the description of the proposed articleo the ways in which it fits with the general aim of the edited collection.· Keywords· Short biographical statement (approx. 150 words)· Times New Roman, 12 pt, single spaceLanguage of the Publication:· The language of the publication is English.Timeline:Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 March 2014Notifications of provisional acceptance will be sent by: 15 April 2014Deadline for submitting full articles: 15 December 2014Contact:Please email enquiries to the editors. See contact details above.-----
Dr Olga CastroLecturer in Translation Studies and SpanishSchool of Languages and Social Sciences
Birmingham, UKB4 7ETTel. 0121 204 3752E-mail: o.castro@...