Translator News: Translation Conference and Call for Papers, Cairo


Conference: ‘THE ONLY THING WORTH GLOBALIZING IS DISSENT: TRANSLATION AND THE MANY LANGUAGES OF RESISTANCE’

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Cairo, 6-8 March 2015, Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, UK

“Activists from various regions and countries connect with and influence one another through practices involving various types of translation, including video subtitling, written translation, and oral interpretation….This conference aims to explore themes related to translation and its role in creating a global image for protest movements, and in connecting different movements to one another.”

To be held in Cairo this March 2015, this conference will “engage extensively with the Egyptian Revolution and the values and practices that Egyptian activist groups have shared with other groups around the world. It will also accommodate contributions relating to other protest movements insofar as they shed light on some of the ways in which global networks of solidarity are enabled and mediated by different types of translational practice. The event is ultimately intended to highlight the political import of translation and to provide a space for local, regional and international activists to reflect on the processes of mediation that allow them to connect with other movements and publics.”

Find out more about the conference and submitting papers for consideration >

For Arabic translators or interpreters in Dublin/Ireland, contact translation company Instantranslation.ie.

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