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GERMAN-CFP-L July 2003

Subject:

CFP: Cultural Mis/Myth/Translation (8/12/03; 4/15/04-4/18/04)

From:

Stefani Engelstein <[log in to unmask]>

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German Studies CFP Forum <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 21 Jul 2003 11:44:02 -0500

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>From: Madelaine Hron <[log in to unmask]>




>Cultural Mis/Myth/Translation
>
>Panel proposal for ACLA conference (April 15-18, 2004 at the University of
>Michigan)
>
>      This panel explores the paradigm of cultural translation and the problems
>inherent in translating values, languages and/or cultures, focusing especially
>on the role of cultural myths, misunderstandings, mistranslations and/or
>omissions. Strictly speaking, all comparative scholarship across cultures can
>do nothing but translate. Similarly, the historical past, socio-cultural
>politics and national or ethnic identity are "all in the translation."
>
>      What are implications of specific cultural misunderstandings? How have
>cultural myths and mistranslations shaped history, societies and politics? How
>do politics, power relations and/or the market economy influence cultural
>mis/myth/translations? How do cultural mis/myth/translations create the image
>of writers, texts and/or literary canons?  What is the role of emotion,
>affectivity and/or creativity for the cross-cultural subject, writer or
>interpreter? How to characterize the methodology and/or ethics of cultural
>translation? Can cultural misreadings be constructive? How can cultural myths
>be resisted, re-appropriated and/ or re-turned? These are but some of the
>questions that we hope to address in this panel.
>
>Topics to consider (other suggestions welcome):
>-       transmitting/transforming cultural myths, stereotypes &
>misunderstandings
>-       cultural (myth)misconceptions in history and politics
>-       cultural (myth)misunderstandings in the Bible, ancient texts or oral
>texts
>-       cultural (mis)interpretations of visual and musical texts.
>-       cultural translation in the legal forum, religion, science and
>technology
>-       "feeling culture": cultural translation and the (missing) role of
>affect, emotion, trauma or pain
>-       the culturally untranslatable, ineffable, omissions and/or mistakes
>-       cultural politics, cultural capital and/or cultural censorship
>-       ethnocentrism, logocentrism, linguistic imperialism, and/or the
>literary canon
>-       mimicry, hybridity, syncretism and/or métissage
>-       creoles, pidigins and/or multilingualism
>-       translation in indigenous, multicultural and global contexts
>
>Papers on lesser-known languages and cultures and pre-modern topics are
>particularly encouraged. All participants must become ACLA members to attend
>conference.
>
>To be considered for this panel, please Email a 300 word abstract to Madelaine
>HRON, at [log in to unmask], no later than August 12th, 2003.
>
>Madelaine HRON,
>Dept of Comparative Literature
>University of Michigan
>Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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