UPDATE: Editing, Publishing, and Translation (grad) (2/28/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)
Announcement of Keynote Speaker
Submission Deadline Extension
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Kincaid
James Kincaid is Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California. His recent works include Annoying the Victorians (1995), Erotic Innocence: The
Culture of Child Molesting (1998), and A history of the African-American people (proposed) by Strom Thurmond : a novel (as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid)
New deadline for submissions is now Tuesday February 28, 2006.
CFP: Editing, Publishing, and Translation
(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006
University of California, Riverside
This panel will explore bibliographical problems surrounding editing, publishing, and translating texts. Many changes are made to works from manuscript form to published material. How is meaning translated from an author's original work to its published form.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
-How does translating a work from its original language change its meaning?
-How are early modern texts which are reprinted with modernized language and grammar affected by these changes? How are these "updates" useful?
-How do omissions, introductions, and informational footnotes affect students' reception of the work, and the work's integrity?
-How are works affected by the inclusion of illustrations which are not original to the text?
-In cases where there exists more than one authoritative version, how are differences reconciled in order to create one cohesive text suitable for publishing, and how does this affect the work as a whole? (i.e. Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus)
-How do anthologies and compilations affect the reception of a single text?
Please send 250-300 word abstracts to maggie.gover_at_yahoo.com by February 28, 2006. Please specify any a/v needs.
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