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Thursday, 05 June 2014 17:49

Workshop theme and CFP

Call for Papers

First IATIS Regional Workshop on Translation and Cultural Identity
Semarang, Indonesia 25 - 27 March 2013

Translation is a complex and on-going process that requires both linguistic and cultural adaptation. Translation can challenge, shape or maintain the identity of both source and target cultures, where the translator becomes a negotiator between the two poles. The translator negotiates different challenges in order to produce translations that will be acceptable to target cultures. However, this negotiation is all the more difficult within a multilingual and multicultural context. This workshop will focus on various aspects of how translation relates to the target readers' culture, examining various aspects from the political and sociocultural to the textual and technological. The workshop will comprise parallel paper presentation sessions, plenary sessions as well as a panel discussion by keynote speakers.

We invite workshop papers exploring any of the following sub-themes or other related aspects:

  • Translation and the issue of multiculturalism and multilingualism
  • Maintaining, shaping, and challenging national/local cultural identity in translation
  • Government policies and their effects on translation products
  • Issues of acceptability of translations between culturally distant language
  • Translation of pop culture and its enculturation effects
  • Translation in cyber-world and its challenges to cultural identity

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Sebnem Susam-Sarajeva
    (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Dr. Carol O'Sullivan
    (University of Portsmouth, UK)
  • Dr. Rochayah Machali
    (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Papers will be presented in parallel sessions on each of these sub-themes. Papers accepted for the parallel sessions will be allocated 30 minutes in the program, which includes 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions/discussion.

Deadline for Abstracts

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is June 15, 2012. Authors of the accepted papers will be notified by September 28, 2012. An abstract of up to 300 words should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Publication plans

In addition, we plan to publish workshop proceedings with ISBN. If you would like your paper to be considered for inclusion in the workshop proceedings please write to Issy Yuliasri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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