Key Cultural Texts in Translation, Leicester (29-30/04)

Key Cultural Texts in Translation conference

The conference will be the culmination of the AHRC-funded Key Cultural Texts
in Translation project, which aims to enhance our understanding of the
changes that linguistic and other symbolic representations of identity
undergo in translation across times, spaces and media.
University of Leicester, 29-30 April 2014

The conference will focus on the ways in which cultures define and re-define
themselves through the representation in texts and other artifacts (films;
paintings …) of their key concepts. What happens to the images of the
initial and the receiving cultures when these representations of key
concepts are translated? How are key concepts re-represented? What can we
learn from this about how peoples can adjust mutually in times of meetings
and migration? (Further information in appendix at the end of this