Translation Studies Research Symposium 2011
Translation takes place in complex cultural situations with equally complex outcomes, including inculturation of religious discourse, localization within utopian globalization, and marginalization of gender and identity. Professors Anthony Pym and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak met with a group of 40 other scholars to speak about their research on inculturation and gender and translation in the global utopia, respectively. Professor Sandra Bermann and Professor Edwin Gentzler responded to these presentations.
Professor Pym is the author of Exploring Translation Theories (2010) and Pour une éthique du traducteur (1997) / On Translator Ethics (forthcoming). Professor Spivak is a noted translator of the works of Derrida and Mahasweta Devi and is the author of Death of a Discipline (2003) and A Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999).
Professor Bermann is the co-editor of Nation, Language, and the Ethics ofTranslation (2005) and the translator of A. Manzoni, On the Historical Novel (1996).Professor Gentzler’s work includes Translation and Identity in the Americas (2008) and Contemporary Translation Theories (2001).