|20 Mar 2009 - 21 Mar 2009||All day||CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Seminar room|
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British Comparative Literature Association Graduate Conference in association with the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Prof Clive Scott (University of East Anglia)
Prof Mary Jacobus (CRASSH, University of Cambridge)
We will consider two parallel sets of questions:
1 Do (or should) we treat different languages as separate mediums? Should we think of translation as a coming to terms with, rather than the transcendence of the material conditions of languages? To what extent can we conceive of translation as an intermedial pursuit?
2 When one medium aspires to the condition of another or when it adapts a specific instance of another, do we call this ‘translation’? If so, what is it that gets translated? Could we call it a ‘meaning’, or is it perhaps an ‘affect’?
This leads to the overarching question: do translation studies and intermedia research share a common hermeneutical predicament?
Keywords: comparative literature, translation studies, the theory of intermediality, materiality, hermeneutics, semantics, affect, fidelity.
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Deadline for Registration: Monday 16 March 09, 12.00 noon
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