[CFP] 5/17/2018 Staging the Literary Translator: Roles, Identities, Personalities

CFP: 5/17/2018 Staging the Literary Translator: Roles, Identities, Personalities translit2018.univie.ac.at
Staging the Literary Translator: Roles, Identities, Personalities
Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna
17-19 May 2018.
With Translator Studies emerging as a new and vibrant field within Translation Studies, the attention has moved from product to producer and the translator has been brought into sharp focus. It is the aim of this conference to set an interdisciplinary stage to discuss theoretical and methodological challenges that come with studying the literary translator, bringing together diverse approaches and multiple perspectives, such as cognitive science, sociology, psychology, creativity studies, identity studies, gender and queer studies, etc. Contributions are welcomed that focus on the literary translator, who, traditionally, tends to remain in the wings, shedding new light on psychological, emotional, physical, social, and cultural facets of the translator’s persona and identity.
Contributions may discuss translators as individuals or as a collective from diverse perspectives, making use of various methodological instruments. Topics could, for example, including:
–Theorizing the literary translator
–Methods of researching the literary translator
–The literary translator’s self and identity
–The literary translator’s discourse and voice
–The literary translator’s professional trajectory
–The literary translator’s body
–The literary translator’s habitus
–Feminist/queer literary translators
–The literary translator’s diasporic experience
–The literary translator’s perception of his/her role and/or agency
–Psychological, emotional, cognitive, etc. facets of the literary translator’s personality
Deadlines: Scholars are invited to submit 200-300 word proposals (with 3 keywords) for papers by 15 November 2017 to: translit2018@univie.ac.at. Abstracts should be attached to your e-mail as a WORD document [titled: authorname.doc]. Please include your contact information in the body of your e-mail, not in the file.
Presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a discussion. There will be sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Date of notification of acceptance of abstracts: 15 December 2017.
Conference Languages: The languages of the conference will be English and German.
Keynote Speakers: Andrew Chesterman and Peter Waterhouse
Fee: Early registration fee (before 28 February 2018): € 220 Fee after 28 February 2018: € 260
Information and Contact Details: For all correspondence about the conference please use the e-mail address: translit2018@univie.ac.at
For more information see the conference website: translit2018.univie.ac.at