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Translation and Mediterranean Culture Conference
November 15, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
The Mediterranean Seminar UCMRP Fall Workshop and Conference will be held in conjunction with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California Berkeley on Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, 2013.
The theme of the Conference (November 15) is Translation and Mediterranean Culture. We are interested in translation as both a social and a literary practice. Who the translators were; what translation meant in different historical and cultural contexts; the existence of lingua francas; translation and the foundation of Mediterranean culture, etc. We especially welcome presentations that address the role of translation in Mediterranean Studies.
Confirmed speakers include:
Ellen Finkelpearl, Scripps College
Dan Selden, UC Santa Cruz
Chris Chism, UCLA
Zrinka Stahuljak, UCLA
David Wacks, University of Oregon
The Workshop (November 16) consists of discussion of three pre-circulated papers and a talk by our featured scholar, Karla Mallette (Romance Languages, University of Michigan), “Against translation: The cosmopolitan language as literary medium.”