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>University of Virginia
>Thirteenth Annual English Department Graduate Conference
>March 26-27, 2004
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>Keynote Speakers:
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>SYLVIA MOLLOY
>New York University
>Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities, Spanish and
>Portuguese Languages and Literatures, and Comparative
>Literature and former president of the Modern Language
>Association
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>GAURI VISWANATHAN
>Columbia University
>Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities and Director of
>the Southern Asian Institute
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>What happens when a text, idea, or performance is
>translated--literally "transported across"-- linguistic,
>national, cultural, or formal borders? What are the
>ontological and/or epistemological assumptions behind the
>work of translation? What is the place of translated works
>in national canons? What is the role of the translator?
>Topics to consider include:
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>Translation--
>--in the global economy, the cultural/national politics of
>translation
>--and mistranslation of culture and/or nation
>--and postcolonial theory, translation as a form of
>imperialism/colonialism
>--and ekphrasis, "inter-semiotic" translation across
>formal boundaries, between differing media
>--and
>transculturation/mestizaje/syncretism/antropofagismo/mimicry/hybridity
>--and the untranslatable, the culturally/linguistically
>idiosyncratic, the unnamable
>--and the relation between original and copy, the primary
>and the secondary, the "authentic" and the "derivative"
>--and bilingual or mixed language texts
>
>
>Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words with
>your name, e-mail, phone number, and academic affiliation
>to Michael Engle, at [log in to unmask], by March 1, 2004.
>
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