CFP: Version, Subversion: Porto, Dec. 2013
- Call for papers: "Version, Subversion: translation, the canon and its discontents"
International conference on literary translation
12-14 December 2013
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Theo Hermans (University College London)
David Johnston (Queen's University Belfast)
This conference aims to contribute to the intense and diverse interest that translation, both as practice and concept, has obtained across the humanities and social sciences over the past three decades. It will acknowledge and celebrate the rise of Translation Studies (TS) to its current disciplinary salience but it will also interrogate the challenges posed by the discipline's quasiindefinite extension of its academic franchise. The conference will lay a predominant, though not
exclusive emphasis on literary translation, which will also foreground the connections between the disciplinary growth of TS and key contemporary developments in literary studies. This will involve a particular focus on the role played by notions of the canon, its boundaries and its outlands in the conformations taken by literary criticism since the final quarter of the twentieth century.
The organisers will welcome proposals for 20-minute papers in English reflecting the concerns delineated above. Suggested (merely indicative) topics include:
translation and the literary canon: enablement and contestation
translation and text types: discriminations, hierarchies
translation and discourse(s): science vs the humanities
translation and the arts: rhetoric and aesthetics
translation and academic power: institutional and scholarly dynamics
key concepts in Translation Studies: the fortunes of `manipulation', `refraction', `norms',...
translation and literary criticism: mutualities and discontinuities
Submissions should be sent by email to version@.... Please include the following information with your proposal:
the full title of your paper;
a 250-300 word description of your paper;
your name, postal address and e-mail address;
your institutional affiliation and position;
a short bionote;
AV requirements (if any)
For questions, please contact Teresa Caneda at tcaneda@...