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Tiffane Levick

Online Conference “Translating Linguistic Minorities”, 27-28-29 May 

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for our conference on translating linguistic minorities (within and between the francophone and anglophone spheres), which will take place online between May 27 and 29.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 10:08

CFP Translating Linguistic Minorities

International Conference:


28-29 May 2020

Maison de la Recherche, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

The continuing emergence of minority voices in public and academic discourses (minority and regional languages, accents, dialects and sociolects, youth or queer language, languages of immigration or of previously colonised countries, or of diaspora communicites, etc.) has begun to redefine the boundaries between languages and question the translator's agency.

This two-day conference will include a number of thematic panels, workshops, and roundtables which seek to shed light on the representation of linguistic minorities in francophone and anglophone contexts through the prism of translation.

These investigations will study the way in which linguistic minorities are presented in literary and audiovisual texts, as well as in the media, reflecting on issues including the ethical positioning of the author and the translator, the tension between the authenticity and the accessibility of the voice of the Other in translation, as well as between orality and the written word, the influence of external parties on the translating process, the relationship between the text and the paratext, the role of the media in shaping the reputation of minority groups, etc.

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the dates for the 2019-2020 series of seminars run by the TRACT (Traduction et communication transculturelle) research group at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, followed by the call for papers. The topic for this year is “Fiction/Non-fiction: what can translation contribute to the debate?”

The seminars will be held in room 16 at the Institut du Monde Anglophone (5 rue de l'École de Médecine - 75006) from 5.30 until 7pm on the following Thursday evenings (changes are possible according to speakers’ availability):

· November 14

· December 12

· January 23

· February 27

· March 12

· April 16

· May 14

· June 18

Proposals (approximately 300 words + short bio) should be sent to Clíona Ní Ríordáin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Charles Bonnot (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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