12-14 December

de Letras
do Porto
Version, Subversion:

translation, the canon and its discontents -
an international conference on literary translation

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Faculdade de Letras - Universidade do Porto

Call for Papers 

The organisers will welcome proposals for 20-minute papers in English reflecting the concerns delineated above. Suggested (merely indicative) topics include:
  • translation and the literary canon: enablement and contestation
  • translation and text types: discriminations, hierarchies
  • translation and discourse(s): science vs the humanities
  • translation and the arts: rhetoric and aesthetics
  • translation and academic power: institutional and scholarly dynamics
  • key concepts in Translation Studies: the fortunes of ‘manipulation’, ‘refraction’, ‘norms’,…
  • translation and literary criticism: mutualities and discontinuities
Submissions should be sent by email to version@letras.up.pt
Please include the following information with your proposal:
  • the full title of your paper;
  • a 250-300 word description of your paper;
  • your name, postal address and e-mail address;
  • your institutional affiliation and position;
  • a short bionote;
  • AV requirements (if any)
Please note: participants may also want to propose their own thematic panels, to include papers delivered by 3 or 4 participants. Panel convenors should submit their proposal in broad observance of the criteria itemised above for individual proposals.
Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2013
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2013
Deadline for registration: 15 October 2013
Registration Fee: 80 Euros
Student fee: 65 Euros
Registration details will be posted online in September 2013
All delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation. Relevant information will be provided later on the conference website – http://web.letras.up.pt/version
Organised by
Shakespeare and the English Canon: a Research and Translation Project
Executive Committee:
Fátima Vieira
Gualter Cunha
Maria Zulmira Castanheira
Miguel Ramalhete Gomes
Rui Carvalho Homem
For further queries please contact:
CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 PORTO
Phone / Fax: +351-22-6077183
Supported by
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ministério da Educação e Ciência