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Colloquium 2013 – Programme


Translations in Transnational Contexts: Ideas, Methods and Approaches

8 May 2013

Venue: The Graduate Training Room (ground floor), Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG.

 The organisers acknowledge with gratitude the material and logistical support of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (http://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/TORCH)


2.15-2.30         Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Prof. David Hook (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages) and Dr. Graciela Iglesias Rogers (St Peter’s College and Faculty of History)

2.30-3.10         Project Descriptions I: European Vernaculars

Chair: Graciela Iglesias Rogers

Erica Charters (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and Faculty of History): Translating Franco-British Military Medicine in the Eighteenth Century

Stewart  McCain (Worcester College, Faculty of History): Francization and the Politics of Translation under Napoleon

Tom Kuhn (St. Hugh’s College, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages): writingbrecht: Brecht into English

Katarzyna Szymanska (St. Hugh’s College, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages): Literary Metatranslations: Translation as Literary Device

3.10-3.25         Questions & Discussion

3.25-3.55         Project Descriptions II: Non-European Vernaculars and Non-Literary Approaches

Chair: David Hook

Laurie Allen (St. Catherine’s College, Faculty of History):  Responses of Indigenous People to the Missionaries’ Message in Nineteenth-century Australia (Cape Bedford, North Queensland)

Mallica Kumbera (Ashmolean Museum): Translation and Transcultural Architecture in Goa: Religion, Identity and Practice

Danica Salazar (Hertford College, Faculty of English): Nínay: Costumbres filipinas and the Hispanic Legacy in Philippine language and literature

3.55-4.10         Questions & Discussion

4.10-4.30         Break & Refreshments

4.30-5.00         Project Descriptions III: Literary Approaches

Chair: Jonathan Thacker (for Dr Thacker’s paper: David Hook)

Qian Liu (Queen’s College, Institute of Chinese Studies): Intertextual Transculturation as a Means of Emotional Expression

Helen Slaney (St. Hilda’s College, Faculty of Classics): Classical Reception and Comparative Literature

Jonathan Thacker (Merton College, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages): The Translation of Spanish Golden Age Drama into English

5.00-5.15         Questions & Discussion

5.15-5.30         Discussion of Future Network Arrangements and Events

5.30                 Close

Participants will be invited to a drinks reception at St. Peter´s College, 6.00-7.15 pm, to celebrate the publication of Dr, Graciela Iglesias Rogers´s book, British Liberators in the Age of Napoleon: volunteering under the Spanish flag in the Peninsular War (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).


1 Comment

  1. Laurie says:

    Dear Graciela and David,

    Thank you very much for the opportunity to be part of the Colloquium yesterday. “Translations in Transnational Contexts” does cover a wide range of topics! I hope all goes well with the planning for the conference next year.

    Best Wishes

    Laurie Allen

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