CFP - Tell and Show - A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation

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Dror Abend-David
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Call for Papers

Tell and Show:
A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation

Additional proposals are sought for a forthcoming collection on Media and Translation (prospective title: Tell and Show: A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation).

Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in publications on Media and Translation. In fact, there are those who believe that so much has been published in this field that any further publications are superfluous. But if one views Media and Translation as anything ranging from film and television drama to news-casting, commercials, video games, web-pages and electronic street signs, it would seem that research in Media and Translation has barely scratched the surface. Moreover, the research in this field is shared largely by scholars in Communication and Translation Studies, often without knowledge of each other or access to their respective methods of scholarship. This collection will attempt to bring such scholars together and create a context for a theoretical discussion of the entire emerging field of Media and Translation, with a preference for theoretical work (rather than case studies) on translation and communications of various forms, and through various media.

Some topics to be addressed are:
• Translation, communication and globalization
• Translation for local and global television
• News translation
• The dramatic function of translation
• Translation and commercials
• Media interpreting
• Subtitling for the deaf, audio description and sign language
• Internet translation (translation and the web: Google, IKEA, Wikipedia, etc.)
• Media, censorship and translation
• Localization
• Computer games and translation

This project is already at an advanced stage of organization, with some wonderful interdisciplinary, collaborative, and theoretical work at hand, and more on its way. At this stage, a few (three or four) additional chapters are sought to complete the collection.

Please send (by email) a proposal of 350 words and a short (one paragraph) biography to:

Dr. Dror Abend-David
Lecturer, Dept. of Languages
Literatures and Cultures
University of Florida
301 Pugh Hall
PO Box 115565
Gainesville, Fl. 32611-5565, USA