Translation and Interpreting in Multilingual Contexts

A conference organised by the Department of Languages and Translation Studies (LTS) at Aston University, with the support of the Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)

Friday, 19 February 2016
Venue: Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, Main Building Room MB708b

No conference fee
Advance registration required by 12 February 2016. Book your ticket here.
Email Dr Olga Castro – o.castro@aston.ac.uk

Hashtag: #TransMultilingual
Twitter: @AstonLSS and @CLaRAatAston

Download Poster and Leaflet, and read the full programme below.


11.00am Registration

Prof Frank Austermuehl, Chair in Translation Studies, Aston University
Prof Gertrud Reershemius, Co-director of CLaRA (and coordinator of the Multilingualism and Translation group)

Panel 1. Conceptualizing multilingualism vis-à-vis translation
-Prof Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff, and president of IATIS), “Rethinking the Translation Continuum”
-Prof Rainier Grutman (Ottawa), “Multilingualism and Translation: Two Sides of the Same Coin?”
Chair: Brian Sudlow (Aston)

Lunch break.

Panel 2. Translation, interpreting and language training in professional multilingual settings
-Dr Yvonne Fowler (Aston), “The challenges of PSI interpreting in a multilingual city: the case of Birmingham”
-Dr Wine Tesseur (Reading), “Official multilingualism and translation in NGOs”
-Delyth Prys (Bangor), “Translation training in Non-State Cultures: Perspectives from Wales”
Chair: Prof Christina Schaeffner (Aston)

Coffee break.

Panel 3. The multilingual circulation of literary texts
-Dr Olga Castro (Aston), “Translational Travels within Multilingual Spain”
-Dr Richard Mansell (Exeter), “Regional, National, International: the Case of Translated Catalan Literature”
Chair: Jennifer Arnold (Birmingham)

-Ingemar Strandvik (EC’s Directorate-General for Translation, Brussels) “Legal Translation and Multilingual Lawmaking in the EU”
Chair: Prof Frank Austermuehl (Aston)

5.45pm. Concluding remarks

For more information, contact the organiser:
Dr Olga Castro
E-mail: o.castro@aston.ac.uk