Sapientia Erdélyi Magyar Tudományegyetem – Csíkszeredai Kar –

Főoldal / Konferenciák /

Discourse, Translation and Intercultural Transfer


The Department of Humanities

Sapientia University, Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania

is happy to announce the conference on


                                                                April 11-12, 2014


After “consciousness” in the nineteenth century and “language” in the twentieth, “translation” can be considered to define the contemporary ethos. The multiplicity revealed through the act of translation is doubled by the multiplicity of meanings attributable to the act itself, making interdisciplinary approaches necessary. (Nouss 2005)

The study of translations as facts of target cultures means to investigate translation in its correlation with the situational and sociocultural context, as communication in context, an enterprise which necessarily requires the collaboration of other disciplines such as Linguistics, Text Linguistics, Discourse and Conversation Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, but also Literary Theory, Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Semiotics, History, Philosophy and Cognitive Psychology, among others. Our conference aims to become a forum that would bring together scholars and researchers working in these fields to have an interdisciplinary view of translation, taken as an act of (literary, cultural, linguistic, etc.) mediation, as a method of “crossing boundaries with an awareness of differences” (Bachmann-Medick 2008).

The conference will embrace parallel sessions held in English. Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes, followed by discussions. We welcome paper presentations that explore topics in the following areas, but are not limited to:

- literary and linguistic approaches to translation
- cultural studies, cultural transfer
- interculturality
- cultural mediation
- theoretical and practical questions of literary, technical, scientific or special language translation
- multimedia translation
- interpretation



Bachmann-Medick, Doris. 2008. Cultural Studies - A Translational Perspective.

Nouss, Alexis (2005). “Translation and Metissage”. In P. St-Pierre & P. C. Karr (Eds.), Translation. Reflections, Refractions, Transformations (pp. 286–228). Delhi: Pencraft International.


The abstract submission deadline is 31 January 2014 and the notification of acceptance will be received by10 February 2014.

In order to participate, please fill in the online registration form below. We expect 250-word abstracts in English. A selection of the presented papers will be published in English in the 2014 issues of the scientific journal Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica.

Conference Fee: 50 EUR (for participants in the virtual session: 30 EUR)

The conference fee is to be paid upon arrival in RON or by bank transfer (virtual panel). It will cover meals and conference documents.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Miercurea-Ciuc!


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