Translating Cultures in the Hispanic World
Colleagues at the University of Edinburgh are organizing this conference
7-8 November 2013
Location: Teviot Dining Room, Teviot Row, 13 Bristol Square, University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9AJ
The Hispanic world represents an exceptionally rich and fertile context in which to reflect on the role of translation not only as a vehicle for cultural exchange, the transmission of bodies of knowledge and memory, but also as a means of either asserting or resisting power in order to create something new. Drawing on translation theory, the conference seeks to encourage new ways of thinking about influence, reception, and mis-appropriation. Issues to be addressed include: domestication versus foreignization; transgressive modes of translation; translation between different media and contexts; translation-knowledge-power; translation as colonization.
The conference is transhistorical, shifting focus from medieval Spain to the wider Hispanic world in the early modern and modern period. Topics to be covered include:
– objects of cross-cultural communication in medieval Spain
– shifts and adaptations in Iberian iconographies
– transfer and transformations of Iberian models of art in Latin America
– cultural representations of social ‘others’
– 19th-century photography, the image as transmitter of another presence
– historiography; the reception of Hispanic art.
£30 (£15 concessions)
The conference is free for University of Edinburgh students (who will still need to register)