International Conference: Transfiction 3 The Fictions of Translation

International Conference: Transfiction 3
The Fictions of Translation
May 27-29, 2015
Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada

Conference Theme
This conference is a follow-up to the first Transfiction conference on “Fictional Translators” (Vienna 2011) and its sequel, Beyond Transfiction, on “Translators and (Their) Authors” (Tel Aviv 2013). Transfiction 3 will continue to explore the complex relationship and shifting borders between writing and translation, in the past and at present. Using historical perspectives and current theoretical frameworks, participants will reflect on the continuing presence of the theme of translation and translators in fiction, drama, and other art forms such as cinema, on the often problematic interface between writers and translators, and the evolving status of translation in relation to so-called original work.

Keynote Speakers
Klaus Kaindl, University of Vienna
Rainier Grutman. University of Ottawa
Esther Allen, Baruch College, City University of New York

Cultural Activities
May 28: Translam featuring Canadian poet/translators Hugh Hazleton, Jean-Pierre Pelletier and Angel Mota, whose work will be translated into multiple languages by conference participants. Hosted by Louise Desjardins, poet, writer and translator of Margaret Atwood.
May 29: Mini book fair celebrating publications on translation by conference participants.

Conference Languages
The languages of the conference will be English and French.

Early Registration Fee (before April 30, 2015)
Regular rate:  $150.00 plus tax = $172.46
Student: $75.00 plus tax = $86.23
Full members of the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada (LTAC):
$90.00 plus tax = $103.48

Local Organizing Committee
Judith Woodsworth, Chair
Patricia Godbout, Co-chair
Gillian Lane-Mercier, Co-chair
Danièle Marcoux
Carmen Ruschiensky
Natalia Teplova
Christine York

Scientific Committee
Véronique Béghain (Université Bordeaux Montaigne)
Nitsa Ben-Ari (Tel Aviv University)
Patricia Godbout (Université de Sherbrooke)
Gillian Lane-Mercier (McGill University)
Xuanmin Luo (Tsinghua University)
Judith Woodsworth (Concordia University)

Information and further details:
For all inquiries about the conference please write to: .

About Erica Mena

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