Call for papers: Seminar 65 - 14th ESSE Conference

Translators, Interpreters and Cultural Mediators in the Contact Zones of Contemporary Literature in English

The fourteenth conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) will take place in Brno, Czech Republic: 29 Aug - 2 Sept 2018

Panel theme:
Translators, Interpreters and Cultural Mediators in the Contact Zones of Contemporary Literature in English

Contemporary literature in English offers numerous examples of characters who act as cultural mediators, often refracting the writers’ condition of self-proclaimed “cultural translators” (Hanif Kureishi). In many works that address questions of migration and global mobility, the figure of the interpreter-translator or cultural mediator plays a key role in the portrayal of cross-cultural encounters and serves to foreground the complexity of inhabiting contested contact zones.

This seminar invites contributions that discuss the representation of characters who perform liaising roles or facilitate cultural and linguistic encounters in a broad range of transnational and diasporic literary works in English.

Convenors:
Giovanna Buonanno, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy,
giovanna.buonanno@unimo.it

Şebnem Toplu, Ege University, Turkey,
sebnemtoplu@hotmail.com

Abstracts:
Abstracts (200 words max.) for 15-minute presentations should be sent to both convenors by 31 January 2018.

Information on ESSE and the 14th ESSE Conference can be found at: http://www.esse2018brno.org
ESSE website: http://www.essenglish.org

Posted by The Editors on 21st Oct 2017
in Call for Papers

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