Cultural Translation conference December 10th and 11th
Monday, November 23, 2009
The conference will be held in Bute Building - December 10th and 11th
An interdisciplinary conference on ‘Cultural Translation’, organised jointly by Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) and the School of European Studies (EUROS) will be held in Bute Building on 10th-11th December.
JOMEC’s Research Group ‘Race, Representation and Cultural Identity’* and EUROS’s Research Network ‘Representing Mobility and Migration in European Cultures’ have joined forces to organise an event that is both free to attend and features an international keynote speaker, Professor Mieke Bal from The University of Amsterdam’s Centre for Cultural Analysis (ASCA).
The first day of the conference takes the form of a Reading Group, in which two academic texts and filmic texts will be engaged in a seminar environment. This will be attended by Mieke Bal, postgraduates and staff from JOMEC, EUROS and other schools.
The second day follows a standard conference format, and features delegate presentations from all over the world.
The call for papers elicited a significant response, and the cross-disciplinary mix of papers selected for inclusion in the conference programme reveals that cultural translation is a fertile topic which can be approached in a variety of ways.
Papers presented include topics such as the politics and ethics of translation, dissymmetries of power in cultural encounters, cultural hybridity, issues in ethnicity, religion and cultural policy and postcolonial popular culture as a dynamic ‘contact zone’ between cultures.
The conference is free but places are strictly limited. For further information, please contact Paul Bowman.
* Please note that from August 2010 the 'Race, Representation and Cultural Identity' group became the 'Race, Representation and Cultural Politics' group