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The Genealogies of Knowledge II conference in Hong Kong on 7-9 April 2020 will be hosting a number of open panels. Colleagues are warmly invited to submit paper abstracts for consideration by the panel convenors by 30 September 2019.

For more details, and for a list of all the panels, click here

As part of its dynamic research policy, the Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill a full-timevacancy in the Department of Applied Linguistics/Translation and Interpreting with the financial support of the Special Research Fund (BOF) of the Flemish Government. The position is initially for a Lecturer in the area of Translation and interpreting in the global, digital age with promotion possibilities (tenure track research professor TTBOF).

Closing date for applications: 27 October 2019.

For more information, click here

The ARTIS International Research School is a new training initiative based on the experience of ARTIS (Advancing Research in Translation and Interpreting Studies, 2014-present) and the former TRSS (Translation Research Summer School, 2001-2013), in collaboration with the Jiao Tong Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies. The School will primarily address the needs of doctoral and early career researchers in translation and interpreting studies, as well as more experienced academics who are new to the discipline or interested in engaging with recent developments in the field.

The ARTIS International Research School will take place in Jiao Tong University, Shanghai once every two years, starting on 6-11 July 2020 and rotating with the International Research School for Media Translation and Digital Culture.

The ARTIS International Research School aims to contribute to realising one of the priorities articulated by the Advisory Board of the Jiao Tong Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, namely, ‘enhancing dialogue between Chinese and international scholars of translation and creating an open, welcoming space for all scholars, but particularly early career scholars, to interact and explore new avenues of research’.

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English in a World of Strangers: Rethinking World Anglophone Studies

In an increasingly globalized world characterized by multipolar power structures, trans-cultural flows and interlaced digital pathways, English has long since become a worldly language. A whole universe of discourse predicated on the question of who owns Eng-lish has been thrown into doubt: more than a billion people worldwide ‘do’ English in new and often unexpected ways, and anglophone literatures and cultures all over the world have become veritable contact zones characterized by multilingualism, trans-languaging and syncretic language practices.

Work in progress in anglophone postcolonial studies – including M.A./M.Ed., PhD and Postdoc projects as well as ongoing research projects in general – can be presented in the “Under Construction” section, for which poster presentations are also welcome.

Deadline for panel suggestions along with names of proposed speakers (minimum 3): November 01, 2019

Deadline for individual abstracts: December 31, 2019

For more details, visit

This joint AELFE-TAPP Conference brings together the 19th annual conference of AELFE (Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos/European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes) and the 2nd Conference of the Trans-Atlantic and Pacific Project (TAPP), a growing virtual exchange network that has developed transnational collaborative projects on specialised communication, translation and user experience. The combination of both conferences will allow participants to link the fields of languages for specific purposes (LSP) and telecollaboration/virtual exchange.

The annual AELFE Conference is a meeting point for scholars interested in academic and professional communication from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Venue: Vilanova i la Geltrú

Date: 8-10 July 2020

Call for papers: 10 July to 31 October

For more information, see

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London seeks to appoint a Full time Lecturer to complement our strengths in Comparative Literatures and Cultures, World Literatures and Hispanic Studies from 27th April 2020.

The successful applicant will ideally have a PhD in an aspect of Hispanic Studies with a Comparative and/or World Literatures focus and have evidence of outstanding research potential. They should have a strong grounding in theoretical developments in Comparative and World Literatures. They should also have a strong and demonstrable commitment to teaching and a native or near-native command of spoken and written Spanish is desirable.

Closing date for applications is 1 October 2019.

For more information, see here

The 2020 edition of Languages & the Media, the 13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, will be riding the wave of recent trends that are fast becoming reality in audiovisual localisation.

The Call for Proposals is now open, and we invite you to help fuel the debate by submitting your ideas here until 15th October 2019. We encourage proposals for innovative presentations and workshops that focus, among other topics, on emerging tools and practices, including videogame localisation, machine translation and post-editing, transcreation, ad localisation and new revoicing applications.

For more information:

Translations, Translators, Interpreters and Subversion / Traductions, traductrices, traducteurs, interprètes et subversion

Western University (London, Ontario, Canada)

June 1 – 3, 2020 (dates to be confirmed)

For more information, click here

The Department of French at University of Ghana is hosting the 2020 Autumn School for Translation Studies in Africa (ASTSA) from 08 to 12 June 2020 in Accra, Ghana.

The Department runs Masters programmes in both Translation and Conference Interpreting, supported by the EU/UNON Pan African Masters Consortium in Interpreting and Translation (PAMCIT) project. These two graduate programmes attract students from all over Africa with the aim of working towards an African agenda for training high-level professionals in translation and conference interpreting.

In 2020, an ASTSA Conference on 6 and 7 June 2020 will precede the Autumn School at the University of Ghana.

 For more information, click here

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 09:51

Literary Translation Workshop, Cameroon

Are you based in Cameroon? Are you a literary translator or do you want to be one?

Bakwa Magazine, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, is pleased to announce that applications are open for an exciting literary translation workshop aimed at building networks and sustainability for literary translators.

If you are a student translator or professional translator and you are from Cameroon and live in or can travel to Yaoundé, you are exactly who we are looking for.

The workshop, scheduled for 21-26 October 2019, will be co-facilitated by established literary translators Ros Schwartz, Georgina Collins, and Edwige Dro. Over the course of the workshop, you will attend a range of practical sessions introducing you to literary translation across genres and forms, as well as more theoretical issues. Participants will also work on translating a short story from the Bakwa Young Writers’ Workshop. After the workshop, you will be paired with an expert mentor who will work with you for ten weeks to complete your short story translation.

Click here for more information.

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