[lg policy] call: Towards a Theory of Global Translation? The Impact of Globalization on Translation

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 20 16:35:57 UTC 2011

Towards a Theory of Global Translation? The Impact of Globalization on

Date: 04-Sep-2012 - 08-Sep-2012
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Contact Person: Vanessa Leonardi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.esse2012.org

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

Towards a Theory of Global Translation? The Impact of Globalization on
To be held at the 11th ESSE conference

The 11th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Conference will
take place at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, from 4 to 8 September
2012. Further information about the conference is available from the
conference website, http://www.esse2012.org.

Boğaziçi University has long been recognized as one of Turkey's best
universities. For about 150 years we have sent forth alumni who carry BU's
spirit with them as they pursue their lives and careers in many different
countries. This conference promises to advance BU's international presence
and bring together members of national associations across Europe. Academic
scholars as well as students from all over Europe will present and discuss
topics in English Studies through more than a hundred seminars, roundtables
and poster sessions. We also have a great line-up of keynote speakers
including Prof. Linda Hutcheon and Prof. Jonathan Culpeper. As in our
previous conferences, you can expect the opportunities to see old friends,
meet new ones, and network with a diversity of colleagues from a variety of

Istanbul, the host city of the 11th ESSE Conference, was an ancient capital
and has a history of over 2500 years. A bridge between the East and the
West for centuries, Istanbul is located on the Bosporus Strait, where
you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture
along with excellent shopping opportunities. It is amazing that Istanbul
still manifests both ancient and modern aspects. Highlights of Istanbul
include Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque whose architecture
represents the spiritual backbone of Oriental culture; natural landscapes
with seasonal changes, traditional arts, crafts, Turkish cuisine and
Istanbul night life. It is my sincere hope that during your time in
Istanbul you will enjoy these and other elements that embody the essence of
Turkish culture.

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for Seminar S64 'Towards a Theory of Global
Translation? The Impact of Globalization on Translation' to be held at the
11th ESSE conference, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey (4-8 September

Topic Description:

Globalization causes processes which are simultaneously happening in modern
cultures, yet in different ways and with a different degree of intensity.
Globalization affects communication and this is not only reflected in the
way the English language is used around the world but also in the practice
and quality of translations. If globalization is partly held responsible
for the fragmentation of the English language, would it be hazardous or
provocative to suggest that it can also be responsible for the way in which
translations are perceived and carried out in the world? Many translation
scholars, nowadays, claim that translation is split into two opposing
forces, 1) a centripetal force (adoption of a global language) and 2) a
centrifugal force (desire to preserve people's own national language). The
purpose of this seminar is to examine whether and how translation has been
affected by the new global economy.

Procedure for Submitting Paper Proposals:

Colleagues wishing to participate in the seminar are invited to submit a
200-word abstract directly to the convenors by 31 January 2012.


Vanessa Leonardi (University of Ferrara, IT), vanessa.leonardiunife.it
Irina Khoutyz (Kuban State University, RU), ir_khoutyzhotmail.com

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 29 February 2012.


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