CERCLL is co-sponsoring the 46th American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) conference this Fall, the theme of which is The Place of Translation.
The ALTA46 theme provides an opportunity to explore questions of placement, replacement, displacement, positioning, transnationalism, in-betweenness, out-of-placeness, and representation, as well as the place and irreplaceability of translation and translators in the literary world and culture at large.
Visit the conference website for all the details: https://literarytranslators.org/conference/alta46 (Early Bird registration ends September 30 and regular registration ends October 23. After that, the price increases to the onsite rate.)
We are especially excited to sponsor this panel to be presented at ALTA46:
The Place of Translation in Language Education
Moderator: Chantelle Warner, CERCLL Co-Director
Panelists: Janice McGregor, Alexander Elinson, Gina Elia, Amanda Shufflebarger
Translation has held an intimate, sometimes cozy and sometimes fraught, position in the field of language education. Recent conversations emphasizing the multiplicity of styles and genres and the role of affective dimensions of language use have breathed new life into long-debated questions about the potential of literary translation in language teaching and learning. This panel brings together practitioners who use literary translation and/or translation-based activities in language/culture classes for an exchange of ideas around what frameworks and practices might continue to inform this work. Following a set of opening remarks from the panelists, audience members will be invited to participate in an open discussion around the future of literary translation in language teaching and learning.