Translation and Interpreting Studies at the Crossroad

durham-universityA Dialogue between Process-oriented and Sociological Approaches

ORGANIZER Center for Intercultural Mediation, Durham University, UK ORGANISING COMMITTEE Di Xiao, Hao Zhou and Yazid Haroun (PhD Researchers in Translation Studies, Durham University) Date: April 30 – May 1, 2016 Venue: Durham Castle, Durham University, UK Language: English  
Christina Schäffner (Emeritus Professor of Translation Studies, Aston University) Sonia Vandepitte (Professor of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, Ghent University)
Dr Binghan Zheng (Senior Lecturer in Chinese Translation, Durham University) Dr Sergey Tyulenev (Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies, Durham University) Mr Don Starr (Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Durham University) Dr Sally Wagstaffe (Teaching Fellow in French Studies, Durham University) Dr Penny Johnson (Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies, Durham University)
This colloquium aims to provide a platform for young scholars in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies, where they can present their own research projects and exchange ideas with more senior academics. Focusing on the dialogue between process-oriented and sociological approaches, the colloquium aims to address some of the main challenges faced by translation and interpreting studies as it shares border with various disciplines. Themes of particular interest include, but are not limited to: ■ Applying sociology to translation studies ■ Process-oriented research into translation and interpreting ■ Interface between the cognitive and situational levels of translation ■ Intersemiotic translation ■ Impact of technological development on translation practice and research ■ Redefining the name and nature of translation ■ Translating and interpreting in a global age ■ Translation and cognitive psychology SCHEDULE February 15, 2016 Deadline for submitting abstracts (around 300 words) via email attachment                 (Please refer to the form below for more information) February 20, 2016 Notification of acceptance March 1, 2016    Registration opens April 15, 2016     Registration closes REGISTRATION FEE £50 (including refreshments and lunch) £80 (including refreshments, lunch and dinner in the senate room of Durham Castle with the keynote speakers) 
A Dialogue between Process-oriented and Sociological Approaches THE FOURTH DURHAM POSTGRADUATE COLLOQUIUM ON TRANSLATION STUDIES April 30 – May 1, 2016 Durham Castle, Durham University  
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