'Translation and the Periodical' - Ghent University (Belgium)

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Call for Papers
April 20, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Intellectual History, Journalism and Media Studies, Languages

The international conference ‘Translation and the Periodical’ will be hosted from 13-15 September 2023 at Ghent University in Belgium. It will start with a postgraduate workshop on 13 September, followed by the main conference on 14 and 15 September.

This conference seeks to ponder whether periodical translation can be argued to have particular qualities that differentiate the practice from other forms of translation, notably for print books, much as periodical writing can be distinguished from book writing. The discursive techniques of periodical translation, and its key role in the mediation of culture and the dynamic exploration of the present that has long been argued to be central to the specificity of the periodical, are likely to be key touchstones in responding to this question. Therefore, the international conference ‘Translation and the Periodical’ aims to push forward decisively the developing conversations on cultural translation in periodicals.

See the call for papers and all relevant information in the conference website.

Submission guidelines

Abstract deadline: April 20, 2023. Send a provisional title and abstract (max. 250 words, excluding references), as well as up to 5 keywords and a short bionote (max. 150 words)

Submissions welcome for individual presentations (20 min.) and thematic panels (3 participants, 20 min. each)

Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2023

Contact Info: 

Gaëtan Regniers  - https://research.flw.ugent.be/en/gaetan.regniers

Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication - Ghent University, Belgium