Conference on Translation, October 20-21, Hartford

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October 20 and 21, 2006

THE TRANSLATOR AS MEDIATOR OF CULTURES will be a day-and-a-half-long
symposium on the uses, motives, and effects of translation and their
implications for the theory and craft of translation, both written and oral.
The event will bring together professional translators as well as
philosophers, literary scholars, sociolinguists, and other academics to
investigate the increasing importance, in an era of unsettling globalizing
forces, of translation and its power to influence literary traditions and
shape cultural identities.

Among the speakers will be:

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Rosanna Warren

Lawrence Venuti

Probal Dasgupta

John Edwards

Mark Fettes

Timothy Reagan

Michel Henry Heim

Marie-José Tramuta

Humphrey Tonkin

David Jackson

Thomas Cooper

Jonathan Pool

Werner Sollors

Vincent Colapietro

Deliberations will open Friday afternoon, October 20, 2006, in Dana Hall
(Mali 1 Auditorium), while a series of panels and papers will follow on
Saturday morning and afternoon, October 21, in Harry Jack Gray Center (Wilde

For parking, please use Parking Lot K.

There is no registration fee; but registration is required. Please e-mail
Eileen Johnson eijohnson at to register.

More details are available at

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