TRANSLATING LINGUISTIC MINORITIES
WITHIN AND BETWEEN THE ANGLOPHONE ET FRANCOPHONE SPHERES
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.
Guest edited by Kairong Xiao and Ricardo Muñoz
Southwest University, Chongqing, China | University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Practical information and deadlines
1 May 2019 - Abstract deadline
1 July 2019 - Acceptance of proposals
1 December 2019 - Submission of papers
28 February 2020 - Acceptance of papers
1 June 2020 - Submission of final versions of papers
Publication, November–December 2020
More info at https://lans-tts.uantwerpen.be/index.php/LANS-TTS
The Taboo Conference – TaCo201
University of Bologna at Forlì (Italy), 25-27 October 2012
Second call for papers
In a world that seems continuously to be pushing the envelope of what is acceptable to the inhabitants of specific linguistic and cultural contexts, this interdisciplinary conference acknowledges the importance of investigating taboos and their reinforcement/breaking in various areas of language, culture and society, and across different cultures. We propose to explore the delicate balance and subtle boundaries between the need for inclusion and respect for different ethnic, religious, sexual, etc. backgrounds – which seems to be at the basis of modern multicultural societies – and a (un)conscious push towards the breaking of existing taboos, for example for shock value, as in the case of humour. In such context, investigation of the linguistic, cultural, social, institutional and personal implications of taboo reinforcement/breaking appears of extreme value.
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