Call for Papers: UF Classics Graduate Student Symposium, “Translation, Adaptation, and Interpretation”

Published: June 1st, 2017

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Call for Papers
Translation, Adaptation, and Interpretation.
October 21, 2017.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
First University of Florida Classics Graduate Student Symposium,
Featuring keynote speaker Karl Galinsky, University of Texas.

Every text is at the same time translatable yet impossible to transfer into another language in its entirety. Reading in a foreign language is an experience of surprise and frustration: surprise, when the ideas of an author become clear through his words, and succeed in conveying a message; frustration, when our words fall short in capturing the full meaning of the original.
We invite papers that can address this dynamic in any field. We welcome a diversity of presentations from various disciplines and historical periods, on any topic related to the importance of the translator’s art in reception history. From here, speakers may also address issues related to adapting literature and art objects into different media and cultural contexts.
Topics may include but not be limited to:

• Ancient and/or modern translations
• Literary translations/adaptation of texts or works of art
• Artwork adaptation of literary texts.
• Theoretical problems of translation and adaptation
• History of a particular translation or adaptation
• Translation comparison and assessment
• Political and/or historical problems of translations

Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words by August 1st 2017 by emailing a pdf attachment to Please include your name, affiliation, and
the title of your abstract in the body of your email. Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Any questions should be addressed to the same email address.


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