[CFP] Retranslation in Context VI

Date: October 31, 2024 – November 1, 2024

Location: İzmir, Turkey

Subject Fields: Humanities, Languages, Linguistics, Literature
As a continuation of the now well-established tradition of conferences focusing on “Retranslation in Context, first organised at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (2013 and 2015), Ghent University (2017), Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid (2019) and most recently at Károli Gáspár University in Budapest (2022), we are delighted to announce the international conference Retranslation in Context VI, to be held at Ege University, Izmir on 31.10 – 01.11 2024.

As succinctly emphasized by Paloposki and Koskinen (2010, 30-31), retranslation is “a field of study that has been touched from many angles but not properly mapped out, and in which there exist a number of intuitive assumptions which have not been thoroughly studied.” In a further attempt to explore the concept in its broadest meaning, we hope to expand the discussion around the exciting phenomenon of retranslation. The aim of the conference is to gather researchers from various academic fields and encourage a multidisciplinary discussion regarding the intricacies and complexities of retranslation, drawing on both textual and contextual work.

We invite papers and panels based on research into retranslation in the field of literary translation as well as studies on retranslations of scholarly and scientific texts. We also welcome studies on other aspects of retranslation, such as the historiographical, political and/or philosophical, as well as methodological approaches. Other subjects for discussion at the conference may include among others retranslation and gender, drama and retranslation, retranslation and censorship and taboo, the dissemination of knowledge, the role of different agents, market struggles and dynamics, retranslation and multimodality, digital paratexts and social media discourse around retranslated works.

We invite contributions (20-minute papers) addressing diverse aspects of retranslation, focusing on but not limited to any of the topics listed below:

1. Retranslation and (Self-)Censorship

2. Retranslation and Taboo

3. Retranslation and History

4. Retranslation and Gender

5. Retranslation and Drama

6. Retranslation and Canon

7. Retranslation and Intertextuality

8. Retranslation Ethics

9. Retranslation and Multimodality

10. Retranslation and Politics

11. Retranslation and Digital Humanities

12. Retranslation and Audiovisual Translation

13. Retranslation and Religion

Working Language: English

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, in English, including a short biographical note (max. 150 words) to retranslationVIege@gmail.com by January 15, 2024. Please include the number of the panel your topic belongs to (see list above).

Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2024.

Please note there will be a conference fee of 120 euros for those who present a paper and 60 euros for those who wish to attend without presenting a paper.

Selected contributions from the conference will be included in an edited volume.

Contact Information

Dr. Selahattin KARAGÖZ- Research Assistant- Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies, Ege University: selahattin.karagoz@ege.edu.tr

Contact Email: retranslationVIege@gmail.com
URL: http://retranslation.ege.edu.tr