CLTC co-sponsoring 2nd Translation Studies Symposium

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15th, 2011 by admin



Monday February 14, 2011, IHC McCune room

This symposium marks the first anniversary of the Translation Studies
Doctoral Emphasis at UCSB. As Emily Apter observed in the recent MLA
Profession 2010, “In this time of economic downturn and the humanities’
consequent vulnerability, translation studies (and the  translational
paradigm) emerge as a workable rallying point.”   Translation engages
both national and cosmopolitan concerns, brings together diverse
interests, disciplines, and communities; translation crosses the divide
between literary practice and theory, Western and non-Western world
views, and is accessible to both academics and non-academics.  In our
second symposium we continue to explore the ways in which translation
studies opens up new avenues of research and pedagogy.


1:30 Welcome, David Marshall

2-4 Panel 1, Dominique Jullien (UCSB), chair
David Bellos (Princeton University, French & Comparative Literature)
“The Myth of Literal Translation”
Eli Evans (UC Santa Barbara, Comparative Literature)
“Anabasis Without End: Javier Marías’ Tu rostro mañana and
‘translational’ narrative”
Jordan A. Yamaji Smith (UC Los Angeles, Comparative Literature)
“On Translationscapes: Institutional Ideology and the Permutations of
World Literature”
Michael Heim (UC Los Angeles, Slavic & Comparative Literature)
“Translation and Linguistic Ecology”

4:30-6 Panel 2, Round table: “Translation Practices: Implications for the Humanities”
-Suzanne Jill Levine, UCSB Spanish & Comparative Literature, moderator
-Efrain Kristal, UCLA, Spanish & Comparative Literature
-Romy Sutherland, UCLA, Film Studies & Comparative Literature
-John Nathan, UCSB, Japanese & Comparative Literature
-Michael Berry, UCSB, Chinese & Comparative Literature
-Jon Snyder, UCSB, Italian & Comparative Literature

6-7 Reception

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