International Conference on Languages, Literature and Translation Studies, University of Mons, Belgium, 27 – 28 April 2023 (deadline 30 September 2022)

International conference organised to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the School of International Interpreters, now the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Mons (Belgium)

Consult the conference website here

Confirmed keynote speakers:
— Anthony Pym, University of Melbourne (Australia)
— Christine Lombez, Nantes Université (France)

Like the humanities and social sciences in general, the disciplines of Languages, Literature and Translation Studies are now at a crossroads. The rise of artificial intelligence and big data as well as the increasingly complex international situation are changing and challenging the field, not only on the level of education and research (including in older disciplines such as comparative literature or translation criticism) but also on the professional level. Now is therefore an excellent time to look back on the past and see what valuable lessons it can teach us for the present and the future of the relevant disciplines. To do this, the FTI-EII, on the occasion of its 60th anniversary, is organising an international conference which aims at discussing fundamental issues that will shape the future of our disciplines, while building on the achievements of the great theorists and practitioners of the past.

Accepted presentations and papers will focus on the history of the disciplines or on innovations in the professional field, in research, and/or in teaching within the following disciplines: translation (general, technical/specialised, literary, etc.), interpretation (conference, liaison, public service), terminology, language (literature, contrastive linguistics and grammar, sociology of literature/translation, gender studies), and education (language, culture, translation/interpreting).

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts of around 500 words (excl. title and references), written in French or English and submitted in .doc(x) format. Please make sure the abstract clearly states the main theme of the paper, lists 5 key words and indicates the preferred format (presentation or poster). Abstracts should be sent to the organising committee for double-blind reviewing by 30 September 2022 at the latest:

A short bio blurb of the author(s) should be provided in a separate file.
Subject of the email: “FTI-EII-60_[Main theme]”.
Abstract file name: “FTI-EII-60_[Main theme]_[Short title of the paper]”.
Bioblurb file name: “FTI-EII-60_[Main theme]_[FirstName LastName]”.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in December 2022.

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