Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM)
October 24- 25, 2012
The research project CANADA IN LATIN AMERICA, located at University of Ottawa
and Concordia University in Canada, is seeking collaborators who are interested in
translation as a vehicle of international exchange.
The project explores the translation and the dissemination of Canadian writing in Latin
America as a vital mode of contact between these two parts of the Americas. It examines
the practices, results, and effects of this important cultural transfer over the past thirty
Translation is one of the most important, yet least explored, means of promoting contact
– This project examines how Canada’s efforts at cultural diplomacy and nation-
branding play into its translation politics – via grants, funding for Canadian
studies, and support for the export of books.
– It looks closely at how Canadian works are selected, translated and disseminated
in Spanish and Portuguese.
– It focuses on the reception and the impact of Canadian writing in Latin America.
We invite abstracts for papers that explore questions around translation processes, the
movements of texts, the agents that select and promote them, and their dissemination,
reception and effects in Latin America. Papers will be organized around 3 main sub-areas
Papers will be presented and discussed in a collaborative workshop setting at the October
2012 UNAM Conference, and culminate in articles for a peer-reviewed publication titled
Translating Canada into Latin America (University of Ottawa Press, 2014).
Financial aid may be available for travel and accommodation, upon application.
For more information:
Luise von Flotow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Charron: email@example.com
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012