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2014

Graduate Student Conference on Translation Studies

March 7-9, 2014

"International Shakespeare: Translation, Adaptation, and Performance"

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Looking at the translation, production, and reception of Shakespeare worldwide, as well as on the impact of these phenomena on the interpretation of Shakespeare’s texts.

March 7th Reception at the Renaissance Center

March 8-9th in Herter Hall at UMass Amherst

Saturday March 8th: 8am - 6:20pm

Sunday March 9th: 8:30am - 7:30pm

Keynote speakers:
Jean-Michel Déprats (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Peter S. Donaldson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Edwin Gentzler (UMass Amherst)
Anston Bosman (Amherst College)


http://internationalshakespeare.wordpress.com

Sponsored by the 5 Colleges/5 College Lecture Fund, UMass Translation Center, Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMass English Department, UMass College of Humanities, UMass Theater Department, UMass French Department, UMass Comparative Literature Department, Amherst College English Department, Smith College Lewis Global Studies Center, Hampshire College Humanities, Hampshire College English Department, and Mount Holyoke College.



2013

Graduate Student Conference on Translation Studies

April 27-28, 2013

"Reading Between the Lines: Interdisciplinary Dialogue in an Expanding Field."

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The graduate students in the Comparative Literature program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are pleased to announce the first biennial Amherst Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies, to be held on at UMass Amherst from April 27-28, 2013.

This year's conference title is "Reading Between the Lines: Interdisciplinary Dialogue in an Expanding Field." We invite submissions of 350-word abstracts addressing the evolution of Translation Studies as a scholarly discipline, taking into account the shift from text to context, from colonial to post-colonial and from language to culture. Our aim is to cross disciplinary lines and foster dialogue concerning the question of translation and its role in other fields, such as sociology, philosophy, communications and the natural sciences. Translation is a tool for exchanging ideas, whether they be artistic, linguistic, cultural, technical or theoretical. No discipline can escape the use of translation, and every discipline can benefit from it.

This conference aims to provide a forum for young researchers from diverse backgrounds and academic fields united by a common interest in translation and its broader applications.

Key questions we hope to address include:

  • What role does translation play in shaping different disciplines?
  • How does translation influence interdisciplinary discourse?
  • Should we consider Translation Studies a discipline in its own right?
  • To what extent do translators act as interdisciplinary migrants?
  • What can other disciplines offer us in the way of developing theories of translation?
  • How does our knowledge of other disciplines - such as politics, history, literature, etc. - influence how we translate?

Proposals are due January 15, 2013. Please include the title of your presentation, your name, affiliation, and contact information. Participants will be notified of their acceptance in February.

All applications are to be sent to umasstranslationconference2013@gmail.com.



2012

Crossroads III: Dead-ends, Delays, and Detours — October 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2012

Lisa Zunshine, Bush-Holbrook Professor, Department of English, University of Kentucky

The Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL) is inviting papers for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Continuing the tradition of the Crossroads Conferences at UMass, we envision a dialogue on the extraordinary outcomes of cultural encounters. We invite interrogations of the discipline and the profession of comparative literature as it celebrates or problematizes places of encounter, moments of discovery, instances of difference, and especially the creative possibilities arising from an array of failed efforts, unexpected outcomes, unresolved conflicts, interrupted communications, elusive subjectivities, or unfinished works.

The conference will include a reception, panels with discussion, a graduate student-faculty forum, and a number of events including a concert, and the opportunity to see the color changes in New England foliage. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.umass.edu/crossroads/index.html/.

Please e-mail your 250-word abstract or any questions regarding the conference to crossroads@complit.umass.edu. Abstracts must be received by June 1, 2012 and should include the participant's name, institutional affiliation, email, and phone number.

See the Call for Papers. Abstracts due: June 1, 2012.



2010

October 9-10, 2010

Crossroads Conference 2008

Crossroads II

The Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL) is welcoming papers for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst this fall. In the spirit of our inaugural conference in 2008, this year’s Crossroads Conference continues the exploration of the possibilities of this inter-discipline that spans Literary Studies, Art History, Film Studies, Ethnic Studies, Pedagogies, and Activism.

Our keynote speaker will be Haun Saussy, Bird White Housum Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University. With a welcoming dinner, diverse panels, a graduate student-faculty forum, and a number of events including a trip to see the color changes in the New England foliage, the weekend promises to be stimulating, enriching, and gratifying.

See the Call for Papers. Abstracts due: June 1, 2010.

2008

Crossroads Conference 2008 Crossroads Conference CFP

The Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL) is welcoming papers for an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on October 11th and 12th.

The 2008 Crossroads Conference envisions a student dialogue on the extraordinary outcomes of cultural encounters, national and ideological borders, disciplines in interaction, the overlapping of distinct historical periods, the interweaving of literary genres, the symbiosis between academics and social change, and the foreplays between rhetorics of war, freedom, memory, and silence.

Graduate students at any stage are welcome to participate. Your research can be presented in the form of a paper, a research proposal, thesis and dissertations chapters, or an outline. In addition, undergraduates from the five-college consortium are encouraged to participate as well.

Please e-mail your 250 word abstract or any questions regarding the conference to umasscrossroads@gmail.com Abstracts must be received by July 30, 2008. Abstracts must include the participant’s name, institutional affiliation, email, and phone number.

For more information, see the conference web site.

Conference organizers may be reached via email at:
Antonia Carcelén-Estrada: antoniac@acad.umass.edu
Matthew Goodwin: matthewg@complit.umass.edu
Rhona Trauvitch: rtrauvitch@complit.umass.edu

 

2008 Amherst-Binghamton Translation Studies Conference 4th Amherst-Binghamton Translation Studies Conference

May 3-4, 2008—Herter Hall 301
The Amherst-Binghamton Translation Studies Conference aims to promote a productive exchange among Translation Studies graduate students. The conference focuses on interdisciplinary areas and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas as well as an environment for examining research projects under the guidance of more experienced peers, accomplished scholars, and senior experts.

Saturday, May 3, 3:30pm: "Ethics and Translation Discussion Panel" with the following distinguished international scholars working on different aspects of translation and ethics: Rosemary Arrojo / Edwin Gentzler / Moira Inghilleri / Carol Maier / Francoise Massardier-Kenney / Maria Tymoczko.

For more information, see the conference web site. Conference organizers may be reached via email at: amherstbinghamton2008@complit.umass.edu.

 

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