[lg policy] Calls: International Conference on Translation and Multiculturalism

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 16 15:43:46 UTC 2010

International Conference on Translation and Multiculturalism
Short Title: Found in Translation

Date: 23-Jul-2010 - 25-Jul-2010
Location: Kualau Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: Siew Teip Looi
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://english.um.edu.my/anuvaada/main.html

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics; Translation

Meeting Description:

Found in Translation is a platform for academics, writers and
translators to discuss the role played by translation in multilingual
and multicultural societies across the world. Through this conference,
we hope to highlight the role of translation in mediating the exchange
of information across cultural and linguistic divides. Translators and
interpreters, skilled bilinguals who construct the bridges between
cultures, not only make this information exchange possible but also
act as agents of cultural change in an increasingly knowledge-driven
society. We wish to celebrate the art of the translator in this
conference and to discuss the issues and challenges they face in
carrying out their task, as well as the strategies they have devised
to meet these challenges.

With its multiplicity of languages and cultures, Malaysia and the
wider Southeast Asian region provides a rich context for such a
discussion. Jointly organized by the University of Malaya's Faculty of
Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and
the Malaysian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language
Studies (MACLALS), the conference will be held at the University's
sprawling green campus in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia’s National Laureate (Sasterawan Negara) Muhammad Haji Salleh
will deliver the keynote address. Speakers at other plenary sessions

P.P. Giridhar, head of India’s National Translation Mission

Wolfgang Kubin, Professor of Sinology at Bonn University

Anthony Pym, Professor of English Linguistics at the Rovira i Virgili
University at Tarragona

Maria Tymoczko, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University
of Massachusetts

Georges Voisset, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the
University of the French West Indies.

In addition, Roger Bell, formerly Prof of Linguistics at the
University of Westminster, will be conducting a plenary workshop on
literary translation.

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