National Identity in Translation

Country: Ukraine

City: Lviv

Abstr. due: 15.05.2018

Dates: 24.09.18 — 26.09.18

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

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Organizers: Faculty of Foreign Languages Department of Translation Studies and Contrastive Linguistics named after Hryhoriy Kochur Ivan Franko National University of Lviv


National identity is one of the values that has preserved its significance throughout the ages despite the political and social transformations occurring in the world nowadays, as well as current changes witnessed in societies at large.
With our theme of National Identity in Translation we wish to draw attention to the central position that national identity occupies in societies, as well as to the manners in which it is approached in translation in this rapidly changing and diversifying world.
The main aim of the conference is to provide a platform for fruitful dialogue on the broad spectrum of issues pertaining to the concept of national identity in translation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the complex nature of the relationship between translation and identity in various cultural environments. Therefore, we invite specialists in the areas of literature, linguistics, translation studies, as well as cultural studies to participate in the event. We are open to a wide range of approaches and would welcome researchers specializing in various types of discourse - from literary, historical, social and political discourse, to specialist, professional, audiovisual and other.
The conference is going to address a number of issues, including, but not limited to the following:

•national identity as expressed in translation

•national traditions in translation

•national memory in translation

•censorship in translation

•cultural elements in translation

•cultural adaptation in translation

•translation of humour

•national stereotypes and translation

•cultural reception of translation

•challenges of translating the so far untranslated works

•recommendations regarding the texts to be translated in the future

It is our sincere hope that the conference will provide an opportunity to examine the current position of research in the field, reflect on the findings, as well as share inspirations and methodological approaches with a view to shaping the path of the future development for the broad area of Translation Studies.

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