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CFP: The Sociology of Poetry Translation

The Sociology of Poetry Translation

Centre for Translation Studies – Centre for World Literatures

University of Leeds

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 9am-6pm

Recent trends in translation theory have focused more and more on the sociology of translation. Yet this methodological innovation has not filtered down to the study of poetry translation. This conference, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, and jointly hosted by the University of Leeds Centre for Translation Studies and Centre for World Literatures, aims to offer new paths for research. Papers will examine sociological and editorial approaches to poetry translation, including but not limited to:

  • Literary translators
  • Author translators
  • Editors of translations
  • Gatekeepers
  • Publishers
  • Journals
  • State-sponsored translation programs
  • Translation networks
  • Intercultural actors and gatekeepers
  • National and international translation trends
  • Ideological representation and misrepresentation
  • Translation policies
  • Role and function of translation in modern cultures

There are two confirmed keynote speakers: Prof. Gisèle Sapiro (EHESS, Paris) and Dr. Francis Jones (University of Newcastle).

After the conference, we plan to submit an edited volume based on the conference papers to an established academic press.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Paper proposals should include a title, 250–500 word abstract, and bio-note with institutional affiliation and email contact.

Submit to: sociologytrans@gmail.com.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 November, 2015

NOTIFICATION: 15 December, 2015

CFP: The Sociology of Poetry Translation

The Sociology of Poetry Translation

Centre for Translation Studies – Centre for World Literatures

University of Leeds, Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 9am-6pm

Recent trends in translation theory have focused more and more on the sociology of translation. Yet this methodological innovation has not filtered down to the study of poetry translation. This conference, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, and jointly hosted by the University of Leeds Centre for Translation Studies and Centre for World Literatures, aims to offer new paths for research. Papers will examine sociological and editorial approaches to poetry translation, including but not limited to:

  • Literary translators
  • Author translators
  • Editors of translations
  • Gatekeepers
  • Publishers
  • Journals
  • State-sponsored translation programs
  • Translation networks
  • Intercultural actors and gatekeepers
  • National and international translation trends
  • Ideological representation and misrepresentation
  • Translation policies
  • Role and function of translation in modern cultures

There are two confirmed keynote speakers: Prof. Gisèle Sapiro (EHESS, Paris) and Dr. Francis Jones (University of Newcastle).

 After the conference, we plan to submit an edited volume based on the conference papers to an established academic press.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Paper proposals should include a title, 250–500 word abstract, and bio-note with institutional affiliation and email contact.

Submit to: sociologytrans@gmail.com.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 October, 2015

NOTIFICATION: 30 November, 2015

Funded PhD Studentship in Transnational Modernisms at Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University is seeking PhD proposals that focus primarily on Anglophone and/or Francophone modernist literature, but which move beyond the confines of ‘national’ literary study to examine the ways in which modernist literature questions those very boundaries. Projects that are sensitive to the specifically linguistic dimensions of transnational modernism are particularly welcome. Possible areas of focus might include:

  • Multilingualism in modernist literary texts,
  • The work of modernist writers as translators, and the impact of this on their own creative outputs,
  • The impact of transnational networks and exchange (e.g. travel, translation, collaboration) on modernist writing,
  • Representations of cosmopolitans and cosmopolitanism; cosmopolitanism as aesthetic principle,
  • Networks and exchanges between ‘centres’ and ‘peripheries’ of modernism.

The project will be co-supervised by a member of staff at the University of Leeds Centre for World Literatures.

The award will include a fee waiver (up to the value of EU/Home rate) plus an annual tax-free stipend equivalent to the standard Research Council rate (£14,057 for 2015–16). The studentship may be available as Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position for suitably qualified candidates. GTAs will complete a PhD (part-time) and undertake teaching or other relevant duties according to the subject area. In addition to a fee waiver and stipend, the GTA award will also include an annual salary of £4,137.

Deadline for applications is 22 June 2015. Informal enquiries may be directed to Juliette Taylor-Batty.

See the advertisement for details.

‘Roland Barthes and Poetry’ Conference at Leeds

The University of Leeds will be hosting a conference titled ‘Roland Barthes and Poetry‘ on 27-28 March 2015 to mark the centenary of the birth of the French literary critic Roland Barthes.

The conference sets out to complement other events taking place by focussing on poetics as a general theory of communication and of human signifying practices in and beyond language as a central Barthesian concern, be it in the work of the Hellenist George Thomson, or the poetic theory of Roman Jakobson. The conference aims to suggest the place of poetry in Barthes’s work as well as looking at the ways in which poets have responded to Barthesian poetic theory, especially in the case of American avant-garde poetry of the 1950s-1970s.

The conference is supported by the British Comparative Literature Association, the Modern Humanities Research Association and the Society for French Studies, and attendance is free of charge, but registration is required due to space constraints.

Visit the website for details and the programme.

‘Tales Beyond Borders’ Conference at Leeds

The Reading the Fantastic Graduate Research Group at the University of Leeds will be organising a two-day international conference entitled ‘Tales Beyond Borders’ along with a postgraduate/early career researcher workshop on 23-25 April 2014. Keynote speakers of the event are Dr Nicola Bown from Birkbeck University of London, Dr Alaric Hall from the University of Leeds, Justina Robson, science fiction and fantasy writer, and Peter Stevenson, fairy tale illustrator and storyteller.

The organisers aim to bring together those working in various aspects of fantasy studies (taking a wide interpretation for this category) in order to study and discuss this emerging field of research from a cross/multi-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Current theories in analyzing fairy tales, folk tales, and fantasy literature
  • Complexities around representations and interpretations of the fantastic and the speculative both within and beyond historical contexts and period categorizations
  • Problems in translating elements of the fantastic across cultures, disciplines, and geographic areas
  • How the fantastic relates to constructions and representations of gender and ethnicity
  • Perceptions of the fantastic within/across generational and inter-generational contexts (e.g. children’s literature, young adult fiction, etc.)
  • Exploring genre classifications and boundaries within the fantastic and the speculative (touching on the gothic, the uncanny, mythologies, romances, the monstrous and science fiction to name a few examples)
  • Recently discovered texts (visual, vocal, written, and others), reimagined, and/or adapted texts
  • Connections across mediums that deal with the fantastic – art, literature, film, music, drama, graphics
  • Using fairy tales, folk tales, and fantasy literature in classroom, community, and digital contexts

Abstracts between 200-300 words along with a biography of the prospective speaker(s) that are no more than 100 words are invited. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2015.

See the website for details.