Universitat Rovira i Virgili

New Research in Translation and Interpreting Studies 2011


The Intercultural Studies Group is pleased to announce its fifth international conference for graduate students and young scholars: New Research in Translation and Interpreting Studies 2011.

Languages: English, Spanish.

Format: Speakers will be given 20 minutes to present their project; each presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion. This format is designed to promote international contacts among novice researchers and to encourage extensive feedback from peers.

Deadlines: Proposals by January 20, 2011. Notification of acceptance by March 1, 2011.

Venue: The conference will be in the Sala de Graus (ground floor) and Sala de Juntes (first floor) of the Campus Catalunya (at your left-hand side just after entering the campus through the main gate), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 35 Avinguda Catalunya, Tarragona.

Organization: The conference is organized by the Intercultural Studies Group as part of its doctoral program in Translation and Intercultural Studies.

Book of abstracts here

Conference schedule here.

Keynote Speakers

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

University Professor and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Fields: feminism, marxism, deconstruction, globalization. Books: Myself Must I Remake: The Life and Poetry of W. B. Yeats (1974), Of Grammatology (translation with critical introduction of Jacques Derrida, De la grammatologie, 1976), In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics (1987; Routledge Classic 2002), Selected Subaltern Studies (ed., 1988), The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues (1990), Thinking Academic Freedom in Gendered Post-Coloniality (1993; 2d ed forthcoming), Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993; Routledge classic 2003), Imaginary Maps (translation with critical introduction of three stories by Mahasweta Devi, 1994), The Spivak Reader (1995), Breast Stories (translation with critical introduction of three stories by Mahasweta Devi, 1997), Old Women (translation with critical introduction of two stories by Mahasweta Devi, 1999), Imperatives to Re-Imagine the Planet / Imperative zur Neuerfindung des Planeten (ed. Willi Goetschel, 1999; 2d ed. forthcoming), A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Towards a History of the Vanishing Present (1999), Song for Kali: A Cycle (translation with introduction of Ramproshad Sen, 2000), Chotti Munda and His Arrow (translation with critical introduction of a novel by Mahasweta Devi, 2002), Death of a Discipline (2003), Other Asias (2005), An Aesthetic Education in the Age of Globalization (forthcoming). 

Alexis Nouss

Chair of Modern Cultural Studies and convenor of the MA in Translation studies at the School of European Studies, Cardiff University, UK. He is also Associate professor in the Department of linguistics and translation, University of Montreal, Canada. His research interests include theory of translation, European cultures, cultural hybridity andmétissage, convergence betweeen Black memory and Jewish memory, aesthetics of modernism and postmodernism, and Holocaust literature.    
He founded and is chairing 'Poexil, a research group working on the cultural expressions of exilic and diasporic experiences, as well as the 'Cardiff Research Group on the Politics of Translating'. He is a founding member of the 'Grupo de Investigación Traducción & Paratraducción', Vigo University.
Among his publications are the following: La Modernité,Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 'Que sais-je?' series, 1995 (translated into Spanish, Romanian, Japanese, Korean); Le métissage (with F. Laplantine), Paris: Flammarion, 'Dominos' series, 1997 (translated into Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Turkish); Dire l'événement, est-ce possible?(with Jacques Derrida and Gad Soussana), Paris : L'Harmattan, 'Esthétiques' series ; Métissages. De Arcimboldo à Zombi (with F. Laplantine), Paris : Pauvert, 2001 (translated into Spanish) ; Plaidoyer pour un monde métis, Paris: Textuel, 2005;  Paul Celan. Les lieux d'un déplacement, Lormont : Éditions Le Bord de l'Eau, 2010.   
He is also a translator, and has written several opera librettos.


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