CFP: The Making of a Translator

The Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC) in Taipei, Taiwan, is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2012 LTTC International Conference to be held on April 28 and 29, 2012 at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.

The final date for submissions will be October 31, 2011. Notification of acceptance will be sent by November 30, 2011. The online submission form is now up and running, and proposals on a wide range of topics in translation and interpretation are welcome.

Conference Theme: The Making of a Translator

Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order by last name)

Plenary Speeches

Shi-wai Chan
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Translation
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Valerie Pellatt
Lecturer in Chinese Interpreting and Translating
School of Modern Languages, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Lawrence Venuti
Professor of English Department
Temple University, USA

Kwang-chung Yu
Professor Emeritus, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature

National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Translator, critic, writer, and contemporary poet

Invited Paper Presentations

Chuanyun Bao
Professor of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education
Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA

Cheng-shu Yang
Professor of Graduate Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies, Fu Jen Catholic University
President of the Taiwan Association of Translation and Interpretation

Clara Yu
Global Education Consultant, USA
Former President of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA

Partial list. More to be announced.

We welcome proposals from scholars, practitioners, policy experts, university teachers, and graduate students. Proposals should address one of the following translation and interpretation related topics:

l   Education of the Translator

l   Certification and Evaluation of the Translator

l   History of the Translator/Translators in History

l   Corpora and Computer-Assisted Translation

l   Translation Policy: Challenges and Prospects

l   Translation and Cross-Cultural Theory

l   Literary Translation

Proposals may be submitted for paper presentations or workshops.

Submission instructions and latest updates are available at the conference website

For any inquiries, please contact the LTTC Conference organizing team at


About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. Pronouns: they/them.
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