Call for Papers: TRANSLATA II (30/10-1/11/2014)

Call for Papers

TRANSLATA II 2nd International Conference on Translation and Interpreting

Translation Studies and Translation Practice

University of Innsbruck

30th October – 1st November 2014

TRANSLATA II is the second in a series of triennial conferences on
Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Innsbruck. Due to
the overwhelming response from participants across the world when it was
launched in 2011, TRANSLATA has already emerged as one of the largest
international conferences in its field. The proceedings of TRANSLATA I were
published by Peter Lang in the series “Forum Translationswissenschaft”
(vols. 15 & 16).

TRANSLATA is conceptualized as a forum for basic research in translatology,
whose aim it is to refocus on translation proper (= professional translation
and interpreting) as the core object of study. In this age of constant
paradigmatic changes, research in Translation Studies has tended to deal
with anything but translation. Accordingly, TRANSLATA – openness to
interdisciplinary perspectives notwithstanding – seeks to retrieve
translation proper as the main object of study within Translation Studies.

TRANSLATA is an emphatically multilingual event: rather than subscribing to
the uniformity of “English only” gatherings, this conference is open to a
wide variety of working languages and presentations.

Abstracts for papers in parallel sessions (300 words max., see template)
dealing with one or more of the issues identified above should be sent to by 31st May 2014. Notification of abstract acceptance
will be sent by 15th June 2014. Papers are allotted 20 minutes for
presentation followed by 10 minutes for discussion. The organisers will
issue a separate call for participants for the workshops.