Disability in Translation

Disability in Translation Symposium

27th June

Cardiff University

We would like to invite you to a one day symposium on Disability in Translation on Friday 27th June at Cardiff University. The symposium aims to mine the intersection between disability and translation.

Questions of translation have often focussed on the borders and identities created by the frontier between languages. The event takes as its starting point the lateral shift of focus informed by recent perspectives in translation studies which show that experiences of exile can be illuminated by the questions of marginalisation and exclusion in disability discourses. Equally, approaching translation and disability in parallel opens up the potential for minority socio-cultural groups and language communities to offer new ways of thinking about communication and language exchange. The sharing of expertise in theory and practice is a goal of the event.

Contributions are requested on any aspect of disability in translation but might usefully explore:

  • Translating Policy to Practice – and back again
  • Translating Across Cultures and Multi-modal translation
  • Disability and the metaphysics of translation

This will be a small symposium of 20 people. Places will be allocated on a first come basis. Lunch will be provided but not travel costs.

Please reply to the orgnisers: Ruth Kitchen  and Ryan Prout  to confirm your attendance and specify whether you would like to participate as an audience member or speaker. Full details are here.


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