Three Conferences On Translation And Interpretation (Abroad)

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 International Conference on Translation & Interpretation, Monterey, California
[2] Multimodal Texts: Engaging Sign Systems, University of Portsmouth, UK
[3] Narratives of Survival, University of Warwick, UK

 International Conference in Monterey
A conference on translation and interpretation will be held in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and 35th Anniversary of the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation.


DATES: September 9-11, 2005 Monterey, California



Professional Education of 21st Century Translators and Interpreters



Literary translation

Technical translation

Legal translation and court interpreting

Conference interpretation

Community interpretation

Technologies in translation

Academic and professional theory

Challenges faced by T&I consumers

The role of professional organizations

Challenges for translators and interpreters in today's world

Innovations in translation and interpretation practice

Innovations in teaching translation and interpretation



Daniel Gile, Universite Lumiere, Lyon, France

Theo Hermans, University College London, UK

Barbara Moser-Mercer, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Anthony Pym, Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain

Marilyn Gaddis Rose, State University of New York at Binghamton

Lawrence Venuti, Temple University, USA



Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2005

Early registration: July 15, 2005


Registration at door: $250

Early registration: $200

Alumni: $100

(If you plan to submit a paper, please send a 200-word abstract to the

Conference Organizing Committee before June 30th, 2005.)


For more information and registration form, please contact:

Organizing Committee

Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation

Monterey Institute of International Studies

460 Pierce Street, Monterey CA 93940

Phone: 831-647-4170 Fax: 831-647-3560


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[2] Multimodal Texts: Engaging Sign Systems
Call for Papers

Multimodal Texts: Engaging Sign Systems

22-23 October 2005
University of Portsmouth

Speakers Include:     

Klaus Kaindl (Institute of Translation and Interpreting, Vienna)
Gunther Kress (Institute of Education, University of London)
Matt Madden (

’Multimodality’ has been defined in semiotics as the co-existence of more than one mode, or sign system, within the same text. From advertising, film and television to websites, game environments and mobile technology, the texts that surround us today are increasingly multimodal. This is not, however, a uniquely contemporary phenomenon; the interdependence of sign systems is central to the history of textuality and long predates digital and print eras. Nor is it peculiar to any one culture, as the movement of these texts between languages and cultures is accelerated through processes of globalisation.
Contributions are invited for an international interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Portsmouth on the relationships between different sign systems within texts and on the transfer of multimodal texts between languages and cultures. Much work has already been done within individual disciplines on this topic, and the aim of the conference is to promote dialogue and to allow the dissemination of up-to-the-minute research in this area between specialists in different fields. The organisers therefore welcome proposals for papers from scholars in linguistics, literature and comparative literature, film, television and media studies, translation studies, fine arts, musicology, creative art and design and other disciplines. Proposals dealing with less studied combinations of sign systems are particularly welcome. Topics might include, but are in no way limited to the following:
the extent to which multimodal texts redefine genres
multimodal discourse analysis
multimodality past and present
intersemiotic translation/ekphrasis
graphic novels and comics in translation
the syntax of multimodal language
multimodal texts and new technologies
image and text
illustration and book cover design
word and music studies
ideology across/between sign systems

All enquiries to

Abstracts of 300 words should be sent by 31 March 2005 to:

Dr Mario Saraceni (email )
Dr Carol O’Sullivan (email )

School of Languages and Area Studies
University of Portsmouth
Park Building
King Henry I Street
Hampshire PO1 2DZ, UK
Conference Website:

It is anticipated that a selection of papers from the conference will be published.
[3] Narratives of Survival
Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies

University of Warwick
Call for Papers

For a two day conference to be held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January 2006

Narratives of Survival

Keynote speakers:


Gunnar S. Paulsson
Author of Secret City. Hidden Jews of Warsaw 1939-1945.

Yale University Press, 2002


Vieda Skultans
Author of The Testimony of Lives. Narrative and Memory

                in Post-Soviet Latvia. Routledge, 1998

                                        Granta Books, 2000


Janina Struk
Author of Photographing the Holocaust. I.B. Taurus, 2004


The aim of the conference is to draw together people working in a wide range of academic fields to explore how we record, remember and commemorate the major traumatic events of the 20th century (from the Boer wars to the massacres in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia), and what are the long term social, cultural and political consequences of tragic events that involved large numbers of people.

Proposals for papers of 20 minutes are invited within the following broad thematic categories: Recording and representing: Remembering and commemorating: Retelling and forgetting   

Abstracts of about 300 words for 20 minute papers should be sent by 01.09.05 to  subject: Narratives06.  Decision on inclusion by 01.10.05

Registration for the conference (keynote speeches, papers, accompanying events, tea and coffee) will cost £40 (£25 for those attending for one day) if paid before 1.11.05 and £50 (£35) after that and on the day. Cheques to be made payable to the University of Warwick and sent to CTTCS, Humanities Building, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL.

Credit card payments (from non-UK residents) details should be sent to Mrs Maureen Tustin at CTCCS, fax no. 44(0)24 7652 4468. University facilities will be available for meals and there is information about transport and accommodation on the Centre’s website

and on the University website


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