Call for Papers: Postgraduate Translation Symposium

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The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies are pleased to announce the sixth Postgraduate Translation Symposium at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.


The symposium explores new perspectives and conceptualizations of untranslatability which go beyond traditional comparisons of target texts with their sources. The issue of untranslatability is an important topic to address in light of current debates surrounding world literature, but the specter of untranslatability has haunted translation theory since its inception.


We invite submissions for presentations in English by postgraduate research students, academics and professionals across a wide range of disciplines. Fields of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • translatability/untranslatability
  • linguistic aspects of untranslatability
  • stylistic loss and gain
  • translating silence
  • ineffability in translation
  • world literature and untranslatability
  • genre and relative translatability
  • philosophy in translation
  • historical and contemporary perspectives on untranslatability
  • translation across media
  • translating between specific language pairs
  • practical aspects of untranslatability
  • linguistic and cultural consequences of the untranslatable


Please send proposals of no more than 250 words (along with bibliographical references and a short biographical note) for 20-minute papers to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Tuesday 26 May 2015.

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