information about event at Aston

Christina Schaeffner c.schaeffner at ASTON.AC.UK
Wed Mar 9 10:32:00 UTC 2005


Dear Colleague,

The Institute for the Study of Language and 
Society, Aston University and The Centre for 
Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, 
University of Warwick are organising a debate on 
Global Terror, which will take place on the 8th 
April 2005 at Aston University, Birmingham, 
United Kingdom. The aim of this debate is to 
explore current media representations of terror 
and the role of translation in shaping news 
production in global news organisations.

  Invited speakers include Dr. Ali Chokry (BBC 
Monitoring Service, Western European coverage), 
Dr. Ali Shahabi (BBC Monitoring Service, Arabic 
Coverage), and Mr. Hugh Miles (author of the 
recent book Al-Jazeera: How Arab TV News 
Challenged the World).

  Please, find attached a programme of the event. 
For more information, write to Christina 
Schäffner 
(<mailto:c.schaeffner at aston.ac.uk>c.schaeffner at aston.ac.uk), 
or Alberto Orengo 
(<mailto:a.orengo at warwick.ac.uk>a.orengo at warwick.ac.uk), 
or visit our webpage, where you can download a 
registration form (registration fee is £10 and 
includes lunch and coffee):

  http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ctccs/research/tgn/events/gt/

  In addition, please find attached a call for 
papers for an international one-day conference on 
‘Translating Terror: Globalisation and the New 
Planetary Wars’, which will take place on 11 
November 2005 at the University of Warwick, 
Coventry, United Kingdom. This conference is 
organised by the Centre for Translation and 
Comparative Cultural Studies and The Centre for 
the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, 
University of Warwick.

  These events are organised in the context of the 
AHRB funded project Translation in Global News, 
which investigates the role of translation in 
global media and promotes interdisciplinary 
research in this area. For more information on 
the project, please visit our website:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ctccs/research/tgn/

--
Dr Christina Schaeffner
Reader  in Translation Studies (German)
Director of Postgraduate Programmes / Director of Translation Studies
School of Languages and Social Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
BIRMINGHAM B4 7ET
UK

tel    +  44 (0)121 204  3790 (direct dial)
Fax: + 44 (0) 121 359 6153
email: C.Schaeffner at aston.ac.uk
http://www.les.aston.ac.uk/staff/cs.html
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