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>From: Bethany Wiggin <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Translation and the Transnational Past at NeMLA,
>	Montreal,	Quebec, 7-11.4.2010
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>Translation and the Transnational Past
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>  41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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>April 7-11, 2010
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>Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
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>Session Description
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>Prompted by investigations of the untranslatable (Apter), cultural
>translation (Bhabha), and cultural mobility (Greenblatt), this panel
>explores the work of German translations and translators before 1800.
>Attending to the contingency in translation helps us refine maps of
>transnational spaces and places, such as the Atlantic and Mediterranean
>worlds. And exploring local translations allows us to write a supple history
>of pre-modern translation. May we connect the transnational and the local in
>the discussion of, for example, Sklaverey?
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>We seek papers on both accidental and professional translations, both into
>and out of German. When do gaps between original and translation become
>explosive? What is the place of interlanguages? How might we theorize the
>pervasive phenomenon of the translation for which there was never an
>orginal, i.e., the fake translation?
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>Please submit abstracts up to 500 words indicating A/V requirements (if any;
>$10 handling fee) to both session organizers:
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>Birgit Tautz (Bowdoin C)
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>Bethany Wiggin (U Penn)
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>Deadline:  September 30, 2009
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>The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well
>as dynamic speakers and cultural events.  Details and the complete Call for
>Papers for the 2010 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org.
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>Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session;
>however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar).  Convention
>participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative
>session or participate in a roundtable.
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>Travel to Canada now requires a passport for U.S. citizens.  Please get your
>passport application in early.
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>Bethany
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>Dr. Bethany Wiggin
>Assistant Professor
>Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
>University of Pennsylvania
>745 Williams Hall
>255 South 36th Street
>Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
>Tel:  +1.215.573.8905
>Fax: +1.215.573.7794
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