CFP: Poetry and Translation (6/15/07; journal issue)

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Tony & Katherine Williams

Working Papers on the Web

Poetry and Translation Issue

Call for Papers, Reviews and Creative Work

Abstracts of circa 300 words are invited on the theme of 'Poetry and
Translation' for a special issue of Working Papers on the Web,
scheduled to be published in June 2008.

Topics might include: translation theory; critical or writerly
accounts of the translation process; translations from particular
languages; mistranslation; mock-translation; imitations, versions and
'afters'; periods of translation and imitation from the renaissance
to the contemporary; translating the classics; translating cultural
allusions; transferring poetic traditions between languages;
untranslated phrases; translation as cultural appropriation;
translation as cosmopolitanism; the politics of translation; the
poetics of translation; translated poetry as a genre; (post)modernism
and translation; the untranslatable; translating from (Old) English
to English; poets working in English but outside the Anglophone
tradition(s); what qualifies me as a translator of poetry?; and
individual works and authors.

We also welcome reviews of new and recent translations. Reviews
should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Prospective reviewers should
send a brief proposal and bio.

Finally, we also welcome new translations and other unpublished
creative work related to the theme. The responsibility for clearing
rights and permissions for translated works, and the payment of any
related fees, lies with the translator.

Deadline for abstracts Friday 15 June 2007. Send an abstract of 300
words and a brief bio to the issue editor, Tony Williams, Sheffield
Hallam University, at Completed essays
in MLA style, which should not exceed 7,000 words, will be due on 15
January 2008.

About Working Papers on the Web

The aim of Working Papers on the Web is to produce a high quality,
cutting edge series of collections of essays on particular themes
which reflect the research strengths of the staff and postgraduates
in English Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. The department
brings together staff and postgraduates working in English literature
and literary theory, creative writing and linguistics, and this
series of working papers reflects the way that the department
integrates these three interests. Each series of the working papers
is commissioned by a staff member of the English Studies department;
researchers in the field, from other universities and from Sheffield
Hallam, are asked to contribute essays.
Each of the collections of essays is organised around a theme or
theoretical issue. All of the papers are refereed by at least two
external specialists. Working Papers on the Web is posted on the
Internet and available without charge.

There is an editorial board within the department and an advisory
board of external researchers who are consulted about the content and
direction of Working Papers on the Web and who also referee essays.

Tony Williams
Sheffield Hallam University

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