27.3782, Calls: Sociolinguistics, Translation/Canada

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Subject: 27.3782, Calls: Sociolinguistics, Translation/Canada

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Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:51:33
From: James Archibald [jak.archibald at mcgill.ca]
Subject: Gender and Genre in Translation

Full Title: Gender and Genre in Translation 

Date: 27-Apr-2017 - 28-Apr-2017
Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada 
Contact Person: Bryan Jim
Meeting Email: bryan.jim at mcgill.ca
Web Site: http://www.mcgill.ca/continuingstudies/channels/event/call-papers-gender-and-genre-translation-262939 

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics; Translation 

Call Deadline: 16-Jan-2017 

Meeting Description:

Gendered genres represent a significant challenge for students of translation,
translators in practice and translation analysts. At issue is the distinction
between sex and gender, one being a biological fact and the other being a
social construct. This is particularly interesting with respect to the
translation of so-called sacred texts often written in patriarchal styles
using standard male discourse patterns and frequently translated by rewriters
of a different sex or different sexual orientation into a different
language-culture. Another area of similar interest is the translation of legal
texts such as court judgements and opinions. These texts are often written in
a patriarchal style and have to be translated by professionals faced with both
the linguistic and sociological challenges of producing equivalent texts in
target language-cultures.

It is a well-known fact that the translation business is populated by an
overwhelming majority of female translators. The industry also counts among
its practitioners a significant number of individuals whose gender may not be
defined as purely biological as is the case of members of the LGBT community.
Hence, the ability to role play has an influence on the way in which
transgendered or homosexual translators may approach texts authored by what
they may intuitively or cognitively identify as the other.

Alterity in this case is a matter of both genre and gender. It may be argued
that there are opposing language-cultures in this context: male-dominated
language, feminist or feminine language and a multivariate LGBT

Scientific Committee:

- James Archibald, McGill Universiy
- Aron Arnold, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
- Michèle Bokobza Kahan, Tel Aviv University
- Fayza El Qasem, École Supérieure d’Interprètes et de Traducteurs, Université
Sorbonne Nouvelle
- Louise Langevin, Université Laval
- Michael David Miller, McGill University
- Anne Wagner, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited dealing with gender and genre issues in translation,
gendered genres and the transfer of knowledge from one language-culture to
another by members of groups sociologically differentiated by gender. Case
studies and analyses of translations are welcome. Young researchers are
encouraged to make proposals.

All proposals should be one page in length in either French, English or
Spanish. Proposals, accompanied by a brief biosketch, should be sent to
bryan.jim at mcgill.ca.

Important Dates:

January 16, 2017: Deadline for submission of proposals
February 20, 2017: Notification of acceptance.


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