Call for Papers - Philosophy in/on translation, Online Symposium, 9-10 September 2021
There is increasing interest in the links between philosophy and translation. What sort of problems arise when translating philosophy from one language to another? What have philosophers said about translation? What are they saying about it today? How can translation scholars join the debate? Can there be a philosophy of translation? What is the state of the untranslatability debate?
Professor of European Literature and Translation, University of East Anglia, UK
Academic Director, British Centre for Literary Translation
Helena Franco Martins
Associate Professor of Literary and Translation Studies, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
They are inviting abstracts for presentations on any topic about philosophy in/on translation.
The symposium is organised by Alice Leal (University of Vienna, Austria) and Philip Wilson (University of East Anglia, UK). If you have any queries, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for abstracts is Friday 12 March 2021.
Call for Papers - Petra-E Conference: Literary Translation Studies Today & Tomorrow, 4th-6th November 2021, Trinity College Dublin
Literary Translation as a sub-field of Translation Studies has historically been extremely important in the formulation of new theories, paradigms, and approaches. As Translation Studies has continued to broaden during the 21st century, what we know about literary forms of translation has been further enriched by new findings on technical, performative and political texts.
Today, literary translation is seen as the last bastion of human translation, still mostly beyond the scope of machine translation systems (Toral & Way 2014), and largely untouched by the computer-aided translation systems that have revolutionised many other forms of translation over the past four decades. Meanwhile, the PETRA-E Framework for the education and training of literary translators is shaping and developing the next generation of literary translators in new ways.
As we stand on the cusp of a new era for literary translation studies research and practice, this conference takes stock of the current state of the art, and also looks forward to see what the near-future might hold. It asks as its central research question how literary translation studies and/or practice might change and develop over the next decade.
BCLA/BCLT John Dryden Translation Competition 2020-2021 NOW OPEN
The British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary Translation are pleased to announce their continued joint sponsorship of the translation competition for 2020-2021. Prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English, subject to finding a reader (entrance fee will be refunded if no reader is available). Literary translation includes poetry, prose, or drama from any period.
First prize: £350; second prize: £200; third prize: £100; other entries may receive commendations.
All three prizes also include one year’s BCLA membership.
MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia:
The course focuses exclusively on literary translation and combines translation practice with translation theory. Described by former external examiner Dr Francis Jones as 'deservedly a UK leader in literary translation studies', this innovative course has been training literary translators for over two decades.
In 2011 UEA's Creative Writing programme was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the UK's most prestigious higher education award, in recognition of its continuing excellence in delivering innovative courses at a world-class level.
Possible Sources of Funding for Translators & Translation Projects
English PEN produces a very useful spreadsheet listing possible sources of funding for translators working across the world. Visit English PEN to find out more. Literature Across Frontiers lists possible sources of funding for publishers. Frankfurt Book Fair website has a great page of organisations which offer programmes for the promotion of translations for publishing companies and translators.
MA in Literary Translation
British Centre for Literary Translation
School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ