Call for Papers – NEMLA 2011: Translation: The 'Next Big Thing' to Revitalize the Humanities? (ROUNDTABLE)

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Call for Papers – NeMLA 2011

42nd Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, New Jersey

ROUNDTABLE: Translation: The 'Next Big Thing' to Revitalize the Humanities?

Are translation studies the 'next big thing' to revitalize the Humanities? Where should they be housed within the academy? This roundtable will discuss these issues and will try to devise a way "to create a presence and a respect for the work of translation as a widely recognized and regarded field of professional academic endeavor" (Martin Riker, Inside Higher Ed, January 6, 2010). Please submit 250-word proposals which address these issues and the growing importance of translation studies to Mary Sisler at

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

* Name and Affiliation
* Email address
* Postal address
* Telephone number
* A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

NB. Pursuant to NeMLA policy, one may not present more than one paper, but it is acceptable to present a paper in a panel or seminar in addition to participating in a roundtable.