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.
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.
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.