CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

 


2nd International Translation Conference: Women in Translation

14-15 October 2015

Jan Kochanowski University

Kielce, Poland

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                                                                                                                La Malinche by Rosario Marquardt

 ‘It’s time to write about women and translation again”

Luise von Flotow in Translating Women

„I decided it was time to confirm for myself what I had sensed over the last few years working full-time as a freelance literary translator: the Vida figures would probably apply to translated literature, as well. Far more male novelists make their way into English than female ones… It is not the lists or the numbers that matter per se; it is what they represent, and the questions they raise. Where are the women in translation? Why aren’t more women getting into print in English, particularly when one bears in mind that the proportions are reversed when the gender of the translator is in question.”

Alison Andersen for Words Without Borders

The 2nd International Translation Conference: Women in Translation aims to bring together scholars, translators and practitioners from different backgrounds who are particularly sensitive to the cross-cultural and literary issues in translation. Our chief aim this year is to contribute to the dialogue and discussion about women writers in translation and women translators. The idea is to have as much diversity and breath as possible and therefore we encourage focusing not only on Western European literature but truly on women across the globe. We hope the Conference will also be an excellent platform for the exchange of ideas and for exploring, beyond stereotypes, how the gender perspective may shed fresh light on old questions within translation studies such as, for instance, the identity of the translator or issues of ‘fidelity’.

 

Important dates:

Deadline for sending proposals: 15 August 2015

Notification of acceptance: 20 August 2015

Deadline for registration: 15 September 2015

We look forward to meeting you in Kielce.