CFP: Teaching in Translation (1/15/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Edvige Giunta
contact email: 



DEADLINE: 15 January 2006

"Translation" raises questions of authenticity, authority, legitimization,
subjectivity, and objectivity. How can we theorize translation so that it
can serve as tool to present "experience" with respect for the integrity of
the other? What is the relationship between the different subjects involved
in the process of translation? What is the role of translation in the
validation of the narratives of marginalize communities and indigenous
cultures? What are the ethics of translation?

For this special issue, we use the phrase "teaching in translation" to
refer to teaching that occurs across boundaries—of language, nationality,
culture, class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality as well teaching that
questions traditional disciplinary and hierarchical limits.

The editors of Transformations seek articles (3,000 – 8,000 words) and media
reviews (books, film, video, performance, art, music, etc. – 1,000 to 3,000
words) examining approaches to teaching translation as a broadly understood
concept in a variety of contexts: creative writing (for example, the
multilingual texts), literature, women's and gender studies, anthropology,
history, psychology, sociology, art, photography, geography, religion,
philosophy, working-class studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies,
science, and others. Multidisciplinary approaches that focus on--or
include--discussions of non-Western cultures are especially encouraged.
Autobiographical criticism, narrative scholarship, photo-essays, and
experimental work are welcome.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

How teaching in translation can be implemented at all levels, K-12 and
higher education.

How teaching in translation can be relevant to progressive education.

Hybrid genres and hybrid languages.

Teaching in translation in non-academic spaces such centers for refugees.

How to formulate and incorporate translation theories into pedagogical

Send two hard copies in MLA format (6th ed.) to: Jacqueline Ellis and Edvige
Giunta, Editors, Transformations, New Jersey City University, Grossnickle
Hall Room 303, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305 OR email
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