Event: 3rd Conference of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies
Date and Venue: 8-10 July 2009
Short Description: Conference Title: Mediation and Conflict: Translation and Culture in a Global Context
Hosted by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Call for Panel Proposals
We are inviting proposals for panels for the 2009 IATIS Conference. The deadline is Thursday, 31 January, 2008.
Panels are groups of papers organised around a particular theme. Proposals for panels should take the form of one or two paragraphs establishing the rationale for a panel, a succinct statement of the aims of the panel, and a list of specific issues that intending contributors might address. Click here for the panel proposal submission form.
The theme of the conference is: ‘Mediation and Conflict: Translation and Culture in a Global Context’. This embraces such topics as transnational media, globalisation, cultural translation and intercultural relations. Related thematic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
* the role of translation in the reporting of conflict across linguistic and cultural divides;
* ‘cultural translation’ between mainlands and diasporas, as well as among diasporas;
* the translator / interpreter as cultural broker in a transnational world;
* intercultural relations and their political impact, including the need for ‘translating’ between old and new;
* interaction between the cultures of ‘large’ and ‘small’ nations;
* the role of literary translation in challenging or reinforcing cultural difference;
* covert censorship – mediated manipulations and the role of the translator/interpreter;
* high culture and popular culture as sites of contest over the extent of entry into new global contexts;
* transnational media and their role in facilitating, or discouraging, intercultural understanding;
* transnational and regional identities and their relationship to culture and processes of translation;
* the role of translators and other intercultural experts in helping individuals and groups to acquire cultural competence in cultures previously remote from them.
The Call for Papers will be issued in February 2008. Individuals will be able to submit abstracts either to the general conference or to an individual panel through its chair. Details will be posted on the web site.
IATIS Conference Committee
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Invited Speakers: Confirmed Speakers to Date
Sehnaz Tahir-Gürçaðlar (Turkey)
Francis Jones (UK)
Martha Cheung (Hong Kong)