Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
25-27 March 2016
Keynote speakers and workshop leaders:
Prof. Jens Brockmeier (The American University of Paris, France)
Prof. Mona Baker (University of Manchester, UK)
Dr. Sue-Ann Harding (Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar)
About the event:
Narrative theory, long no more confined to the domain of literature and poetics, enjoys considerable attention from a diversity of disciplines across the humanities and social science spectrums, with several interdisciplinary centres for the study of narrative thriving in European and North American Universities. Arguably first introduced to Translation and Interpreting Studies by Baker’s Translation and Conflict (Routledge 2006), social narrative theory continues to attract scholars in the field as a flexible and robust theoretical tool for academic inquiry into translation, translations and translators.
This three-day teaching symposium aims to bring together, for the first time, doctoral students, postdoctoral and early career researchers from the region who are exploring new theoretical frameworks and are particularly interested in the use of social narrative theory as a tool for conducting research in the field of translation, interpreting and intercultural studies. Through lectures, workshops, critical discussions and the peer-review of presented papers by participants, the symposium will provide an unprecedented opportunity for emerging T/I scholars to intellectually and critically engage with recent and current thinking on narrative theory, its relevance and applications in the field of translation studies, and ways in which these can inform the development of sound research design and methodologies.
Day One: Friday 25 March 2016
Marija Todorova (University American College Skopje, Republic of Macedonia)
Somnambulant Encounters between Dai Wangshu and Federico García Lorca: A Transculturation Approach to Narrative in Poetry
Jesús Sayols (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)Translation Matters of Narrative Structure in German Contemporary Novels－A Case of W. G. Sebald
Mi-Hyun Ahn (Mokpo National University, South Korea)
Duygu Tekgül (Yeditepe University, Turkey)
Between Tradition and Modernity－Female Narrative Discourse in Translation From the Late Qing Period to May 4th Movement in China (1896-1918)
Yu Yan (Wuhan Textile University, China)Understanding Narratives for China’s Publicity Campaign
Xu Hong (Luoyang University of Foreign Languages, China)
Day Two: Saturday 26 March 2016
Li Pan (Guangdong University, China), Sixin Liao (University of Manchester, UK)
The Highlight of the Translation Purpose and the Framing of the Target Text － Reevaluating Lin Shu’s Translation from the Perspective of Socio-Narrative Theory
Quan Xun-lian (Anqing Normal University, China), Wang Ai-qing (Anqing Normal University, China)Narrative Framing in the English Translation of The Draft of the Constitution of the Republic of China
Zhao Ying (Henan Institute of Science and Technology, China)
Zhang Meifang (University of Macau, Macau), Brian Qin Binjian (University of Macau, Macau)
Indigenous and Western Narrative Traditions: A Meeting of Ambiguities
Maria Medved (American University of Paris, France / University of Manitoba, Canada)Interpreter’s Mediation at Political Press Conferences: A Narrative Account
Sixin Liao (University of Manchester, UK), Li Pan (Guangdong University, China)
Day Three: Sunday 27 March 2016
The conference venue is located in the School of Foreign Languages (Yang Yongman Building), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which enjoys a beautiful campus along with an active, intellectual and intimate campus atmosphere. The Conference Hall, on the third floor of the building, will be the main conference room for the event, and can accommodate over one hundred people.
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Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2015
Notification of acceptance: 30 September 2015
Registration (¥800) deadline: 31 January 2016
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Dr. Sue-Ann Harding, Prof. Kaibao Hu, Dr. Kyunghye Kim
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