Thursday, December 7, 2017

International Conference on Translation: An Art of Examining Cultural Proximity and Political Transmission across Boundaries-22nd & 23rd February 2018, SRNM College, Tamilnadu

 in collaboration with 
Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi

Concept Note
The main objective of this conference is to explore the major concepts and themes of Translation studies. Boundaries/Shadow lines of the nations have disappeared due to globalisation and translation. Classics of the country become a part of the world classics through translation. It is an art which opens up a new world for readers to enjoy novels, short stories, fiction, non-fiction, poems, prose and other literary and non-literary works by the global writers. Music, literature, films and other various art forms transcend global boundaries because of the way; they are effectively translated to reflect the local sentiments, language, culture and politics. Without translation, people are deprived of other cultures accumulated with them and ancient knowledge. A writer of the country receives universal attention due to the translation of his works into many other languages. Rabindranath Tagore, a localised poet became a well recognized globalized bard due to the translation of his immortal work Gitanjali which fetched him the Nobel Prize for literature. It is through the translated works, readers get an idea of literatures and cultures across the world. Translation is not just the activity of translating word by word from the source language to another language. In fact, there are differences between the meanings built-in and the meanings that must be captured and expressed. In spite of difficulties, issues and challenges, translation is an art which gives an international identity to a text or a write-up by making accessible to all. This Two-Day International Conference will enable the scholars, teachers and students meet in a common platform and exchange their ideas on “Translation: An Art of Examining Cultural Proximity and Political Transmission across Boundaries”.

Topics to be covered in the Conference:

  • Linguistic and psycholinguistic problems of translation
  • Ethical and cultural problems of translation
  • Translation techniques
  • Semiotics and translation 
  • Value education, culture and translation 
  • Postmodern Translation 
  • Prerequisites of a Proper Translation
  • Meaning, Truth and Morality in Translation 
  • Reception and translation of Indian literature 
  • Cultural impact of the process of translation 
  • Impact of Indian culture on world literature 
  • Translation in the age of Postmodern Production
  • Innovative translation for cultural understanding 
  • Translating Cultural Identities
  • Translation: A Culture-specific Experience
  • Theatre and Translation
  • Film Adaptation
  • Radio Adaptation
  • Television Adaptation
  • Visual Culture and Translation
  • Deconstruction and Translation
  • Postcolonial Theory and Translation
(Other related themes of the concept)

Guidelines for Submission of Abstract and Paper
The abstract and paper should be typed in MS word with Times New Roman – 12 font size and 1.5 spacing. The abstract should be limited to 300 words. The abstract must have title, author(s) – underline the name of the presenting author, affiliation, e-mail address(es) and phone number(s) and keywords (upto five). Abstract should be submitted as soft copy through e-mail to on or before 5th February 2018. 
The typescript of the paper in MS word with Times New Roman – 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing. The length of the paper should not exceed 5 pages of A4 size including references. The paper should be submitted as soft copy through e-mail to on or before 14th February 2018. Papers in absentia will also be accepted. 

Registration Fee 
Delegates can send the duly filled registration form, along with the registration fee in Cash/DD drawn in favour of ‘The Principal, Sri SRNM College, Sattur’ payable at Sattur or credit to Account No: 35718735409, IFS Code: SBIN0000961. Regulation fee for co-authored papers should be paid individually. Outstation participants can avail of accommodation at reasonable rates after making a request for the same on or before 5th February 2018.

For Faculty and Research Scholars Rs. 1000/-
For Students Rs. 600/-
For Participants Rs. 500/-

Key Dates
Last Date for submission of abstracts 5th February 2018
Last Date for submission of papers 14th February 2018
Dates of Conference February 22-23, 2018

Only those abstracts sent on or before 5th February 2018 will be compiled and published, though on the spot submission of abstract with full paper is also accepted. The papers will be peer reviewed and selected papers shall be published with ISBN/ISSN number. Publication fee will have to be paid separately on intimation. 

For Further Details,
Mrs. B. Ajantha, Organising Secretary,
Mobile No: 9566716554/8838943927.