Sunday, October 15, 2017

International Conference On TRANSLATION STUDIES: NEW DIRECTIONS 23rd-25th January, 2018, Savithribhai Phule University, Pune

Call For Papers

The discipline of Translation Studies has enjoyed huge international growth over recent decades, both as a global practice as well as in related academic programmes. Since the mid-twentieth century Translation Studies has been informed by the cultural and social turn, embracing a wide range of intercultural encounters and transfers and interacting with disciplines as varied as comparative literature, linguistics, creative writing, cultural studies, gender studies, dalit studies, post-colonial studies, film studies, philosophy, sociology, musicology, and so on. Each approach provides a different perspective on translation and has its own valid place in its respective discipline.

This conference proposes to explore this ever proliferating list of probable approaches and suggests that the discipline of Translation Studies might provide a variety of helpful analytic tools in approaching a variety of contemporary issues. In particular, it would attempt to locate the peculiarities of Translation Studies in the contemporary Indian context, where it has become increasingly important to rethink notions such as the nation, culture, identity and language. With the growth of social media, digital technologies and new modes of production, Indian society is going through a number of important transitions. One consequence of this is that the channels of communication and processing information are being altered to a large extent. Against the contemporary backdrop of developmental politics and shifts in the public sphere, questions of regional languages, marginal identities, subaltern groups and ethnic minorities have become all the more critical.

At this juncture, it might be fruitful to consider how the discipline of Translation Studies engages with, and deliberates upon these complex emergent issues in the larger global and local context. Admittedly, it might be impossible to cover all these aspects, but this conference aims to provide a platform to explore as many facets as possible through the lens of translation.


  • History of Translation Studies 
  • Linguistic Aspects of Translation
  • Role of the translator in the socio-political context 
  • Translation Studies and Children’s literature
  • Research models in Translation Studies 
  • Translation and Hermeneutics
  • Postcolonial approaches to Translation Studies 
  • Translation and Context
  • Travels in Translation 
  • Translation and the Nation
  • The Politics of Translation 
  • Translation and Border Studies
  • Adaptation as Translation 
  • Translation and Gender
  • Cultural Aspects of Translation 
  • Translation Studies and Film Studies
  • Translation and New Media

2000 for Teaching Faculty
1500 for Research Scholars
75$ for International Teaching Faculty
50$ for International Research Scholars
Conference kit and lunch will be arranged for paper presenters and resource persons only. Further details regarding the payment of Registration fees will be provided after the selection of abstracts.

Submission Guidelines:
Abstract: Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, with key words.
Paper: The full paper, no more than 5000 words, should be sent after the selection of abstracts.

Both the abstract and the paper should be in Times New Roman with font size of 12 and double line spacing.

Important Dates:
Last date for Abstract Submission: 15th November, 2017
Intimation for the selected abstract: 30th November, 2017
Last Date for Paper Submission: 20th December, 2017
Conference Dates: 23-25 January, 2018

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Department of English
Arts Faculty Building,
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Pune - 411 007
Maharashtra State,India.
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