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University of Malaya
23-25 July 2010

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSLATION AND MULTICULTURALISM

Found in Translation is a platform for academics, writers and translators to discuss the role played by translation in multilingual and multicultural societies across the world. Through this conference, we hope to highlight the role of translation in mediating the exchange of information across cultural and linguistic divides. Translators and interpreters, skilled bilinguals who construct the bridges between cultures, not only make this information exchange possible but also act as agents of cultural change in an increasingly knowledge-driven society. We wish to celebrate the art of the translator in this conference and to discuss the issues and challenges they face in carrying out their task, as well as the strategies they have devised to meet these challenges.

With its multiplicity of languages and cultures, Malaysia and the wider Southeast Asian region provides a rich context for such a discussion. Jointly organized by the University of Malaya's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and the Malaysian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (MACLALS), the conference will be held at the University's sprawling green campus in Kuala Lumpur.  

The conference will be organized as a series of parallel sessions of oral presentations in English or Malay. These will alternate with plenary sessions with invited speakers from around the world.   In addition, there will be a programme of Fringe Events in the evenings. These will take the form of performance events, readings and discussions.

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