Cambridge Conversations in Translation

Alternate Wednesdays, 14:30–16:30 during term-time

CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Alison Richard Building


About

In recent decades, the theory and practice of translation has become an increasingly prominent area of academic discussion and debate. Offering important opportunities for interdisciplinary research, this flourishing field inevitably promotes interactions across and within a wide range of different discourses. However, the University of Cambridge currently has no institutional infrastructure devoted to such work, and those interested in translation tend to be confined to informal fragmentary clusters that rarely converge. The Cambridge Conversations in Translation (CCiT) research group seeks to rectify this by providing a forum in which anyone and everyone with an active interest in translation can meet to exchange ideas about this rich and complex subject.

A series of panel discussions and workshops will bring together practitioners and scholars from fields as diverse as literary studies, linguistics, theology, history, music, philosophy, and anthropology to consider and respond to what we anticipate will be provocative insights from our invited speakers. The resulting discussions will encourage an engagement with both practice and theory as they draw on the experiences of professional translators alongside more speculative theoretical frameworks and methodologies.



THEMES 2015-16
Michaelmas Term 2015

  • Translation and Poetry
  • Translation and the Sacred Text

Lent Term 2016

  • Translation and Philosophy
  • Translation and the Periphery

Easter Term 2016

  • Translation and Children's Literature
  • Translation and Music

 

Administrative assistance: gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk

Conveners

Conveners

Dr Angeles Carreres (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages)
Dr Shady Hekmat Nasser (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Dr María Noriega-Sánchez (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages)
Dr Marcus Tomalin (Faculty of English/Department of Engineering)

Co-conveners

Monica Boria (Freelance translator)
Nicole Robertson (University College London)

 

Faculty Advisors

Professor Timothy Crane (Faculty of Philosophy)
Dr Ruth Davis (Faculty of Music)
Professor Robin Kirkpatrick (Faculty of English/Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages)
Professor James Montgomery (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Dr Rowan Williams (Master of Magdalene College)

Programme 2015-16

 

Conversations in Translation
Translation and Poetry (Panel)
14 October 2015, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

James Montgomery (Cambridge), Adriana X Jacobs (Oxford), Rowan Williams (Cambridge)- Conversations in Translation

Translation and Poetry (Workshop)
28 October 2015, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Robin Kirkpatrick (Cambridge) -Conversations in Translation

Translation and the Sacred Text (Panel)
11 November 2015, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge), Simone Kotva (Cambridge), Tony Street (Cambridge)- Conversations in Translation

Translation and the Sacred Text (Workshop)
25 November 2015, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Nicholas King (St Mary’s University, Twickenham), James Montgomery (Cambridge) -Conversations in Translation.

Translation and Philosophy (Panel)
20 January 2016, Seminar room SG2, Alison Richard Building

David Charlston (Journal New Voices in Translation Studies), Timothy Crane (Cambridge), Danielle Sands (Royal Holloway) -Conversations in Translation

Translation and Philosophy (Workshop)
03 February 2016, Seminar room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Duncan Large (Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation, East Anglia)-Conversations in Translation

Translation and the Periphery (Panel)
17 February 2016, Seminar room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Georgina Collins (Glasgow), Hephzibah Israel (Edinburgh), Paul Russell (Cambridge)-Conversations in Translation

Translation and the Periphery (Workshop)
02 March 2016, Seminar room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Angel Gurría-Quintana (Translator and Literary Critic), Orri Tomasson (Cambridge)-Conversations in Translation

Translation and Children’s Literature (Panel)
27 April 2016, Seminar room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Daniel Hahn (Writer, Editor, and Translator), Gillian Lathey (Roehampton), Maria Nikolajeva (Cambridge)-Conversations in Translation

Translation and Children’s Literature (Workshop)
11 May 2016, Seminar room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Anthea Bell (Translator) -Conversations in Translation

Translation and Music (Panel)
25 May 2016, Seminar room SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building

Lucile Desblache (Roehampton), Andrew Jones (Cambridge), Judi Palmer (Royal Opera House), Rachel Godsill (Soprano) -Conversations in Translation

Translation and Music (Workshop)
08 June 2016, Seminar room SG1 and SG2 Alison Richard Building.NB Different seminar room today*

Helen Julia Minors (Kingston University London), Lucy Taylor (Mezzo-soprano) -Conversations in Translation