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The Role of Translation in the Dialogue of Civilizations, 16-17 September 2012

The Faculty of Arts at An-Najah National University announces its first call for papers for its fifth international conference on “The Role of Translation in the Dialogue of Civilizations,” which will take place at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine, Sunday and Monday, September 16th and 17th, 2012. Researchers and translators from all over the world are cordially invited to submit their abstracts.

The conference theme encompasses the following areas:

  • The role of translation in the dialogue of civilizations: clash or harmony
  • Translation and cultural diversity/plurality, pros and cons
  • The translator and the flood of electronic data and terminology:  How to keep pace with and translate adequately.
  •  The role of the translator in post-colonialism and globalization : Attitudes/ Positions towards manifestations of the   other’s failure to digest  the local culture
  • Translation theory:
    - Have the Arabs succeeded yet in formulating a translation theory?
    - The reality of the teaching of translation and Arabicization in the related Arab institutions (Universities, Arabic Academies and Translation Coordination Offices)
  • Prominent figures in translation and their contributionsSalma Al-Jayyusi and her academic project PROTA
    - Kulthum Odeh and her role in translating Russian literatures
    - Jabra Ibrahim Jabra and his role in translating English and Arabic literatures
    - Khairy Hammad and his contributions in the field of translation
    - Bandali Jose and his contributions in the field of translation

- Papers should not exceed 5000 words (including margins and references).

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- Abstracts should not exceed 150 words.

- Participants are requested to submit a biodata.

- Languages in the conference are Arabic, English.

- The closing date for submission of abstracts is 15 April ,2012 and the organizing committee will reply to participants no later than 1 May, 2012.

- The closing date for submission of papers is 30 June, 2012 and replies from the committee will be sent by 10 July, 2012.

  Abstracts and papers should be sent totrans@najah.edu

For details, visit the university website: http://www.najah.edu.  For any further queries,  please contact  Dr fayez aqeL at: Email :  faqel@najah.eduCell phone: +970599168161

Venue: Old Campus of An-Najah National University, Nablus -Palestine

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