Canadian Association for Translation Studies

Association #240
Canadian Association for Translation Studies (CATS)
Conference dates: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Wednesday, June 3, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CATS #240 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
The international, bilingual and interdisciplinary conference 'Translation, Translators, Interpreters and Subversion' is co-organized by CATS and the École Supérieure d’Interprétation et de Traduction (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3). The conference highlights translation studies' historical links to comparative literature, while exploring the theme of subversion and/versus translation and interpreter neutrality. It boasts two keynote lectures: 1) George Elliott Clarke, University of Toronto, professor of English and specialist in Afro-Canadian and postcolonial literature, has been invited by our partner, the Canadian Association of Comparative Literature; 2) the second speaker, invited by CATS, is Maria Tymoczko, professor of comparative literature and translation studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA), who pioneered research into the relation between translation and power. The conference sets out to explore several fundamental questions: What are the attributes and functions of subversion in translation and interpretation? How can subversion be conceptualized from a linguistic, geographic or historical point of view? Which ethical, pedagogical and psychological issues are raised by conceptualizing subversion in relation to translator and interpreter neutrality? The answers to these questions aim to enrich translation studies by promoting critical reflection on the notion of translator and interpreter neutrality and its interaction with various forms of subversion.
subversion, translation studies, comparative literature, political science, sociology,
Call-for-papers deadline: 
September 15, 2019
President's Reception: 
June 1, 2020
Program Chairs: 
Chantal Gagnon, Université de Montréal
Local Arrangement Coordinators: 
Angela Borchert, Western University, Denise Merkle, Université de Moncton

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