Special issue of TranscUlturAl, due Fall 2017 The aim of this special issue is to explore the notion of border in the context of translation and interpreting. We live in an era when crossing a border is no longer always a difficult task, thanks to advanced means of transportation and digital communication. However, the concept of border still looms over us; sometimes as an obstacle to overcome, other times as a method of protection.
Editors: Sameh F. Hanna, Hanem El-Farahaty and Abdel Wahab Khalifa Deadline Extended to 30 September 2015 Call for Chapter Proposals Translation-related activities from and into Arabic have significantly increased in the last few years, in both scope and scale. The launch of a number of national translation projects, policies and awards in a number Arab countries, together with the increasing translation from Arabic in a wide range of subject areas outside the Arab World – especially in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring” – have complicated and diversified the dynamics of the translation industry involving Arabic.
Call for Articles—Alif 38, 2018 Guest-edited by Mona Baker Abstract deadline: October 1, 2016 Article submission deadline: May 1, 2017 The point of departure for this special issue of Alif is that knowledge is ‘produced’ rather than ‘discovered’, and that translation is a core mechanism for the production and circulation of all forms of knowledge. This topic has received relatively limited attention in translation studies to date, and even less in related disciplines such as cultural studies and the history of ideas.
Guest Editors: David Gramling and Aniruddha Dutta Special Issue on Translating Transgender Submissions of 4000-9000 words (in any language). Due March 1, 2015 for publication in Spring 2016 Few primary and secondary texts about transgender lives and ideas have been translated from language to language in any formal way over the centuries. Meanwhile, transgender, gender variant, and gender non-confirming people have often been exiles, translators, language mediators, and multilinguals in greater numbers and intensities historically than their cisgender counterparts have.
TransCulturAl: A Journal of Translation and Cultural Studies A lot of research has been done on women in translation since Lori Chamberlain wrote “Gender and the Metaphorics of Translation” in 1988 and argued that writing was marked “to be original and ‘masculine’ and translation “to be derivative and ‘feminine’” (254). Women’s work as translators has been revalorized, women writers are being translated, women translators appear more often in fiction and gender issues in translation have raised a lot of interest among translators and scholars.
CALL FOR PAPERS Rethinking Hegemony and Domination in Translation Special Issue of Target – International Journal of Translation Studies Guest edited by Stefan Baumgarten and Yan Ying (Bangor University, Wales, UK), and Jordi Cornellà-Detrell (Glasgow University) Rationale While there is no doubt that the ‘ideological’ and ‘power turn’ have reshaped the discipline of Translation Studies, much work still needs to be done in order to fully understand the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of the impact of ideology and power on the theory and practice of translation.
Guest editors: Lucía Ruiz Rosendo (University Pablo de Olavide) & Clementina Persaud (University Pablo de Olavide) The figure of the interpreter as an intercultural and linguistic mediator in zones devastated by conflict has always existed due to the fact that conflicts have been intrinsic to the development of history. The distinctive trait of these interpreters is that, unlike other interpreters who are seldom in danger when exercising their profession, they risk being subjected to psychological and emotional pressure or physical harm and are often unable to find politically or linguistically neutral spaces, and the combatants do not recognise them either (Kahane 2008).
Special Issue of Altre Modernità – Rivista di studi letterarie e culturali Some of the most crucial developments in translation studies, in the last three decades, have taken place in the field of audiovisual translation (AVT) making it rapidly gravitate from the margins to the centre of academic endeavour in translation. The initial studies on AVT tended to focus on technical and linguistic issues, usually from a descriptive perspective, but more recently academic enquiry in this field has widened in scope by encompassing the socio-cultural and ideological dimensions.
New Readings is a peer-reviewed e-journal publishing original research in the fields of European literature, cultural history, film and visual culture. New Readings is inviting articles on any aspect of the translation of comic literature, widely understood here to refer to literature that combines images with words, from single stand-alone panels, to comic strips and graphic novels. We are particularly interested in theoretical contributions and in articles whose scope transcends single texts or individual authors.
Full title of the edited collection: Translating Conflict: Ethics and Ideology in Public Service Interpreting and Translation As the 21st century advances, Public Service Interpreting and Translation (PSIT) services are increasingly positioned at the service of conflict resolution in different contexts, while at the same time being locked in their own struggle for professional recognition. Building on the 5th International Conference in Public Service Interpreting and Translation held at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, in April 2014: (Re-) visiting Ethics and Ideology in Situations of Conflict, this Collection addresses themes of conflict, conflict resolution, reparation and social justice at the domestic and international levels.