>From: "Emily Wittman" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Modernism and Translation (4/30/07; 11/1/07-11/4/07
>Modernism and Translation: Geographies of Language
>Call for Papers
>CFP: Panel Proposal
>Modernist Studies Association 9
>November 1˝4, 2007 Long Beach, CA
>ýEnglish literature lives on translation, it is
>fed by translations, every new exuberance, every
>new heave is
>stimulated by translationsÍţˇEzra Pound
>This panel proceeds from the assumption that
>translation is essential to the development of a
>literary culture and
>that the histories of Modernism are, in part,
>histories of translation. Papers are invited
>that explore the role that
>translation played in the trajectories and
>geographies of English and American Modernism
>between 1900 and
>1945. How did specific Modernist texts travel
>across national and linguistic borders? How was
>the course of
>Modernism changed by translations into English?
>How did Modernist translators challenge
>requirements for translation, such as fluency in
>the source language and a scholarly background
>in the source
>culture? What criteria established the ýfidelityţ of a translation?
>Papers might address the following topics:
>´ Modernist translations of classical literature
>and their role in precipitating linguistic and
>´ French translation and consecration of American and English writers.
>´ The translation theories, both explicit and
>implicit, of Modernist writers/translators.
>´ Modernist translation feats.
>´ Translation as homage.
>´ Translation and travel literature.
>´ Collaborative relationships between Modernist
>translators and the authors they translated.
>´ Modernist works that incorporate both
>translated and untranslated foreign-language
>passages (e.g. ýThe
>Wastelandţ and Ulysses).
>´ The role of translation in creating filiations
>between Surrealism, Dadaism and American and
>Please send a 250-word abstract with contact
>information and a c.v. to
>[log in to unmask] by April 30,
>Emily O. Wittman
>Assistant Professor, Department of English
>University of Alabama
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