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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

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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)

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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.

The Languages and Translation Studies subject group is seeking to make on appointment for a Teaching Associate in Translation Studies with Spanish for a fixed-term position between 15 January 2020 and 15 June 2020 (5 months). Strong candidates from Translation Studies, especially those with teaching experience in theory modules and a near-native competence in Spanish, are encouraged to apply.

You should have a completed a PG Programme in Translation Studies, have experience of teaching in Translation Studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and be able to contribute to the development of the teaching portfolio within Translation Studies. Experience in teaching translation theory is particularly important. The new appointment will also be expected to contribute to the leadership of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Translation Studies.

Please contact Dr David Orrego-Carmona (Head of Translation Studies) with any queries about the role (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Parallèles publishes high-quality original research in translation and interpreting, as well as other forms of multilingual and multimodal communication. The journal is double-blind peer reviewed, open access and, since 2013, web-based only.

Parallèles is a multilingual journal. It welcomes contributions in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. The journal is published bi-annually – in April and October – and alternates between thematic and non-thematic issues. Special issue proposals are examined once a year. Parallèles is indexed with the main scientific databases, including the MLA International Bibliography (listed in the Directory of Periodicals), ERIH PLUS, TSB, BITRA and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Submission guidelines are available at

The Department of Translation, Communication and Interpreting at Ghent University organises the Bachelor in Applied Language Studies, three one-year Master degrees (Translation, Interpreting and Multilingual Communication) and a two-year Educational Master degrees. We are looking for a lecturer from 1 February 2020 to strengthen our team for an assignment including academic education and training, academic research and academic services in the field of empirical translation and interpreting studies.

You will contribute to the curricula of the Master in Translation and/or the Master in Interpreting. You will supervise bachelor papers in Bachelor of Applied Language Studies and master dissertations in the Master in Translation and/or the Master in Interpreting. You will teach language and communication subjects in our programmes of those languages that belong to your field of expertise (Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Turkish).

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2019 and the assignment starts on February 1, 2020.

Click here for more information.

The 6th edition of the UCCTS Conference will be held on 7-9 September 2020 in Bertinoro (Italy), and will be organised by the Department of Interpreting and Translation of the University of Bologna at Forlì.

Call for papers out early autumn 2019, deadline for proposals end of January 2020.

The conference will be held at the CEUB Conference Centre, located in the ancient town of Bertinoro, on a hilltop offering stunning views of the Romagna vineyards. The Centre will be familiar to many corpus linguists for having hosted two editions of CULT ("Corpus Use and Learning to Translate") and one edition of TaLC ("Teaching and Language Corpora").

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