CFP: Beyond Words: Translation and the Classical World

[deadline extended]

APA Link:

Beyond Words: Translation and the Classical World
Friday, March 8th, 2013
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Keynote address: Emily Wilson, University of Pennsylvania

Translation played an important role in the ancient Mediterranean, with its
lively interaction of cultures and languages, and translated texts have
long been fundamental to the continuing influence of Greece and Rome.
Careful consideration of translation in theory and practice is thus
essential for an understanding not only of the past but also of our
relationship to it as scholars and readers. Moreover, as new generations of
classicists are trained, the place of translation in the pedagogy of
ancient Greek and Latin is a pressing question, as teachers weigh the
benefits and pitfalls of translation in the classroom and consider
pedagogical strategies that offer alternatives to translation.

We invite papers that investigate a range of issues surrounding translation
and the ancient Mediterranean. Since our definition of translation is broad
and inclusive — we are not limiting ourselves to words and texts — we
also welcome papers that discuss translations across media, such as Roman
“copies” of Greek statues. Abstracts can, but need not, belong to the
following categories:

Translation in the ancient Mediterranean
Translation and the reception of classical cultures
Translation and the pedagogy of ancient Greek and Latin
Translation theory and classical studies

We welcome submissions from graduate students representing various
disciplines, including classics, comparative literature, linguistics,
history, art history, archeology, religion, philosophy and education. We
ask that you submit an anonymous abstract of no more than 300 words as an
attachment to cunytranslation AT by December 31st, 2012. Please
include in the body of your email your name and university affiliation as
well as your phone number and the email address at which you can best be
reached. Notifications will be sent out by January 20th, 2013. Questions may
be addressed to conference chairs Tim Hanford and Scott Weiss at
cunytranslation AT

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