The Department of Interpreting and Translation (DIT) of the University of
Bologna at Forlì presents the First International Conference on Food and
Culture in Translation. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for
discussion in a relatively neglected field of research: the translation of
food language and culture. The conference will take place from 22nd to 24th
May 2014, in the hamlet of Bertinoro, in the hills just above Forlì, Italy.
The Conference will address a range of critically important issues and
themes relating to Food as a cultural as well as social phenomenon that
travels across languages, across cultures and across time and space. Plenary
speakers include some of the leading thinkers in these areas as:
Michael Cronin: Full professor at the School of Applied Language and
Intercultural Studies of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Dublin City University.
Joanne Hollows: Reader at the College of Arts and Science of the School of
Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University.
Simone Cinotto: Researcher at the University of Gastronomic Sciences at
Fred Gardaphe: Distinguished Professor at Queens College, CUNY.
The call for papers is now open, for more information or to submit an
abstract please visit the conference website at:
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 15th September, 2013
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations or pre-organized panel
sessions, from different disciplines pertaining to the following thematic
Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be
• Food in translation
• Food in transnational spaces
• Food writing
• Food on film
• Food on TV
• Food blogs
• Food and the new media
• Food in literature
• Food and gender
• Food and society
• Food and migration
• Food and environment
• Food and health
• Food labels
Abstracts should be between 200 and 300 words (excluding references) and
should be submitted via the conference website http://fact.sitlec.unibo.it/
by September 15th, 2013. If you are interested in submitting a panel
proposal, please contact us by the same deadline at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more detailed information visit the conference website at:
Please circulate this message among your colleagues, junior researchers and
Phd students and forward the link to the conference website.
Professor of English Language and Translation
Department of Interpreting and Translation
Alma mater studiorum Università di Bologna
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