[Conference] Innovation & Experimentalism in Translation and Translation Theory

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Dates of Event
18th November 2017 – 19th November 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
3rd November 2017
Innovative and experimental practices push the boundaries of a discipline, taking it in different directions, challenging existing thought and offering exciting new horizons. Innovation may come from outside – a challenge from other disciplines or cultures – or from within: a reaction against traditional approaches. At many points in history translation itself has been a vehicle for innovation, importing new forms across cultures, or making seminal texts available to new cohorts of readers.

This postgraduate symposium will grapple with the new and the radical.

Discussion will focus on innovative or experimental developments in literary translation practices, in translation theory, across the history of translation and in the practical applications of translation. We hope to ponder both new critical developments, and new creative opportunities. We will consider the challenges, and explore whether innovation has its limits. We will also consider where innovation and experimentalism may lead the future of Translation Studies.

Keynote speakers: Dr Rocío Baños Piñero, UCL; Professor Catherine Boyle, KCL; Professor Tom Cheesman, Swansea; Clive Scott, Emeritus Professor, UEA.