[Oberlist] UK* cfp: Cultural Translation, Cardiff University

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Subject: CULTSTUD-L Digest, Vol 67, Issue 17
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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 18:32:41 +0100
From: "Paul Bowman" <paul.bowman la gmail.com>
Subject: [cultstud-l] Cultural Translation cfp

Cultural Translation

11th December 2009, Cardiff University

Call for Papers

Etymologically, the word translation is linked, among other things, to
"tradition" on the one hand and to "betrayal" on the other. ... And yet the
word tradition itself, linked in its roots to translation and betrayal, has
to do with handing over. Tradition itself is nothing if it is not a
transmission. How is tradition to be transmitted, to be passed on, if not
through translation? (Rey Chow)

The process of "cultural translation" is inevitably enmeshed in conditions
of power - professional, national, international. ... Given that that is so,
the interesting question for enquiry is ... how power enters into the
process of "cultural translation" (Talal Asad)

For this free interdisciplinary conference, we invite proposals on
problematics of:

*	Intercultural encounters
*	Translation between cultures
*	Postcolonialism and the politics of translation
*	Diaspora, migration, mobility and cultural practices
*	Ethnicity, language, representation and cultural identity
*	Theories and practices of cultural translation
*	Tradition, transmission, translation and problems of origins
*	Re-examining the assumptions of translation
*	Questions of technology, mediation and the voice
*	Ethical and political problems in academic methodologies

Proposals: 400-word proposals for 20-minute papers.

Deadline: 1st September 2009

Email: BowmanP la cf.ac.uk

NB: This conference is free. Places are strictly limited. Papers will be
selected by committee.

Organisation: The conference is organised by:

*	The Cardiff Humanities Research Institute Project, 'Representing
Migration and Mobility in European Cultures' (Cardiff School of European

The Race, Representation and Cultural Identity Research Group (Cardiff
School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies).

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