Call for papers: "Literary Translatorship in Digital Contexts". The guest editors welcome abstracts (400-500 words) for this special issue of Translation in Society (3:1, spring 2024). Deadline 31 Oct 2022.
Verbal and visual paratexts in translation and interpreting studies
A one-day ARTIS workshop
Wednesday 12 September 2018
University of Nottingham, UK
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 12 June 2018
Broadly understood as the thresholds through which readers and viewers access texts, paratexts have been shown to play a crucial role in the reception and interpretation of texts. While Gérard Genette’s original theorisation of paratexts took place in the context of literary print culture, in recent years the concept has been fruitfully applied to digital contexts and other kinds of texts, notably film, television and video games. The types of paratexts studied in these contexts are many and varied; examples include trailers, game strategy guides, e-reading devices, discussion forums, spoilers and fan-vids. In translation studies, research has tended to focus on the paratexts of printed translation products, such as book covers, translators’ prefaces and translators’ footnotes, but there is considerable scope for applying the concept to research in digital and audiovisual translation studies. The notion of the paratext is also potentially relevant to research into interpreting, where it might be used to investigate prosodic variation, body language, or other framing devices.
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