A two-day conference on Women, Language(s) and Translation in the Italian Tradition will take place on 7-8 November 2018, at the University of Cambridge, Clare College,
Gillespie Centre, Riley auditorium.
For the conference webpage, see: https://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/italian/news/womenandtranslation <https://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/italian/news/womenandtranslation>, where you will also find information on conference fees and how to register, details of location and information on travel and accommodation.
A full programme is available here: https://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.mml.cam.ac.uk/files/conference_programme_women_languages_translation_september_2018.pdf <https://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.mml.cam.ac.uk/files/conference_programme_women_languages_translation_september_2018.pdf>
Guests of honour:
Professor Peter Burke, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
Dacia Maraini, novelist, essayist, playwright, and translator
Professor Jane Tylus, Yale University
In the last few decades an expanding corpus of scholarly works and research activities have greatly contributed to extending our knowledge of women’s roles in the history and cultures of translation, especially with reference to England, France, and Germany, whereas in the Italian tradition, the topic has so far not received the scholarly attention it deserves. This two-day conference intends to explore women’s roles in the circulation of ideas and the dissemination of knowledge in the Italian tradition, across the centuries, by means of translations. It focuses on the role of women as translators, as well as, more broadly, agents of all kinds (e.g. translations for women, commissioning of translations by women) in the production and circulation of translations. It also discusses the translations of Italian women writers’ works into other languages.
In conjunction with the conference, there will also be a public lecture by Professor Jane Tylus (Yale University), followed by a concert, on Tuesday 6th November. The lecture and the concert are free, but advance registration is required as spaces are limited.
For further details and on how to register, see: https://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/women-languages-translation-italian-tradition-public-engagement-events <https://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/women-languages-translation-italian-tradition-public-engagement-events>
The conference is generously sponsored by a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant, as well as by the Section of Italian at Cambridge University, the Modern Humanities Research Association, the Society for Italian Studies, Il Circolo Italian Cultural Association, and CIRN, the Cambridge Italian Research Network.