International Scientific Conference
(12 – 13 May 2022)
Filozofická fakulta UK, Bratislava + online
On the 24 February 5,00 am, the whole world was shocked and shattered by the unimaginably cruel Russian aggression in Ukraine. Such war – in the 21st century and on the European continent – is a direct assault on core European values of democracy, freedom, and the respect for human rights. In the light of the current situation, the organizers of this event as researchers in Translation Studies and practicing translators and interpreters find it their duty to help disseminate the results of research into translation done in Ukraine and by doing so support their deep conviction that Ukraine shares European values and is – and has always been – an integral part of Europe.
The goal of this event is to present the current state of Translation Studies in Ukraine so as to make clear the fact that its culture – literature, art, research, education – is an inherent part of the European context.
Read more HERE.
The conference programme can be found HERE.
Participation in the conference is free, all participants must register here: https://forms.gle/8PE4oayFh5zeA6eK9.
On the Concept of World Literature
online guest lecture
6 April 2022 (Wednesday) at 14:00 CET
The expression “world literature” is currently being used in several ways: about various culturally and temporally inclusive bodies of literature and about various ways of studying such literature. In the lecture, special attention will be devoted to the editorial concept of world literature in The Cambridge History of World Literature (2021) edited by Debjani Ganguly. Formulations about world literature sometimes cast it as a mind-independent entity, sometimes as a scholarly construction. Anders Pettersson will argue that the choice between these alternatives is important, since it has significant consequences for the logic of thinking and reasoning about world literature.
Anders Pettersson is an emeritus professor of Swedish and comparative literature at Umeå University, Sweden. Continue reading Anders Pettersson: On the Concept of World Literature
(University of Bologna and University of Manchester)
Online guest lecture
Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 14.00
In this guest lecture I shall compare four fascist regimes through the lens of translation: Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Francoist Spain and Salazarist Portugal. The comparison will focus on books, because this is the field in which significant differences emerge; while policies concerning cinema and theatre, for example, tend to resemble each other more and so do not provide such an illuminating point of comparison. My analysis will be made around key themes which I consider to be particularly revealing and significant; these are: censorship policies, the role of popular literature and racism. My aim will be to show how the role that translation played within each regime can be seen as an indicator of how genuinely fascist it actually was; I intend to show that policies specifically aimed at restricting translations (as opposed to monitoring literature in general) only occurred in those regimes which adopted official racism; also that where restrictions against translation were put in place these were at least in part prompted by hostility towards popular fiction which was widely perceived as a foreign (and corrupting) import.
To conclude, I will reflect on the relationship between translation history and history, as it emerges from this case study on fascism, and consider some of the methodological implications.
Meeting ID: 959 4850 0391
Christopher Rundle is associate professor in Translation Studies at the Department of Interpreting and Translation of the University of Bologna, Italy. Continue reading Fascism through the lens of translation: a comparative study of four regimes
Dr. Eugenia Kelbert Rudan, University of East Anglia
Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 14.00
This talk focuses on the possibility of translational processes beyond translation through a genetic editing approach to an understudied phenomenon in translation studies, which I call collaborative self-translation (CST), i.e. a self-translator’s practice of involving a hired translator to provide an initial translation of an entire work, later to be revised extensively by the author. With a focus on Romain Gary and to a lesser extent Vladimir Nabokov as its case studies, it argues that an inductive extension of our notion of the translational can shed light on the ways in which our notions of the translational may meaningfully extend beyond translation and thus offer a pathway to distinguishing between literal and metaphorical use of translation in literary theory. It thus suggests a potential alternative to existing translational discourse in interdisciplinary settings, as well as presenting a view of collaborative self-translation as a practice that can be fruitfully theorized within multiple paradigms in translation studies.
Dr. Eugenia Kelbert Rudan is Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at British Centre for Literary Translation at University of East Anglia and Assistant Professor of Philology at HSE University, Moscow (currently on leave). She studied philosophy and translation studies at the Sorbonne, French and German at University of Oxford, and comparative literature at Yale. Her PhD dissertation, „Acquiring a Second Language Literature: Patterns in Translingual Writing from Modernism to the Moderns“ (2015) under the supervision of Haun Saussy and Vladimir Alexandrov, was awarded the Charles Bernheimer Prize by the American Comparative Literature Association. She is an active member of the Centre for Multilingualism at University of Oslo (MultiLing), DARIAH Belgrade Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH), and ITEM CNRS (Institut de textes et manuscripts modernes, team Multilinguisme, traduction, création) in Paris. She co-developed Bukvik, an original collaborative tool for Digital Humanities research and cross-lingual stylistic analysis, http://bukvik.litterra.net/
FOTO – https://complit.yale.edu/
Czech and Slovak Association of Comparative Literature and Institute of World Literature SAS invite you to the international comparative conference entitled National and Postnational Frameworks in European Literature.
WHEN: Wednesday 12th – Thursday 13th February 2020
WHERE: Institute of World Literature
Dúbravská cesta 9, Bratislava
Program of the conference: Conference program
Continue reading International Comparative Conference: National and Postnational Frameworks in European Literature
The Institute of World Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences invites you to the guest lecture by Johannes D. Kaminski entitled Getting Big Things Done: The Nightmare of Engineered Futures in Contemporary Sci-Fi.
WHEN: 5th February (Wednesday) 2020, 2:00pm
WHERE: Institute of World Literature SAS, Dúbravská cesta 9, Bratislava
Continue reading Guest lecture by Johannes D. Kandiski: Getting Big Things Done. The Nightmare of Engineered Futures in Contemporary Sci-Fi
Guest lecture Prof. Mihai I. Spariosu (University of Georgia, Athens, USA).
WHEN: Wednesady 23th November 2016 10:00
WHERE: Institut of World Literature SAS, Konventná 13, Bratislava
Modernism and Exile (2015)
International conference organized by Institute of World Literature, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Goethe Institut Bratislava, Ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in Slowakije.
WHEN: Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November 2016
WHERE: Goethe Institut, Panenská 33, Bratislava
LANGUAGES: German and English
PROGRAMME OF THE CONFERENCE
24th November 2016 (Thursday)
9.30 Opening by Richard van Rijssen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Slovakia
9.45 Anton van der Lem (Leiden): Johan Huizinga and Europe
10.15 Wessel Krul (Groningen): Johan Huizinga on historical change
10.45 Annette Wunschel (Wien/Berlin): Mitteleuropa im Briefwechsel von J. Huizinga
13.30 Thomas Macho (Wien): Huizingas Wien
14.00 Christian Krumm (Duisburg-Essen): Too close to be wrong. Too different to be accepted – Johan Huizinga and German science illustrated by the example of Oswald Spengler
Discussion, coffee break
15.00 Willem Otterspeer (Leiden): Johan Huizinga and Leo Spitzer: the notion of Stimmung revisited
15.30 Ivan Gerát (Bratislava): Johan Huizinga and Max Dvořák – key concepts of image interpretation around 1918
25th November 2016 (Friday)
9.30 Geertjan de Vugt (Amsterdam): Ludic warfare: Huizinga’s Auseinandersetzung with Carl Schmitt
10.00 Léon Hanssen (Tilburg): Johan Huizinga and Georg Lukács
11.00 Olga Sidorova (Ekaterinburg): Johan Huizinga and Yuri Lotman: typological convergence of ideas and approaches
11.30 Halina Mielicka-Pawłowska (Kielce): Entertainment in communist and postcommunist Poland
13.30 Tamás Balogh (Budapest): “Cséˮ about “Eˮ
14.00 Wilken Engelbrecht (Olomouc): Johan Huizinga in Czechia
14.30 Adam Bžoch (Bratislava): Johan Huizinga in Slovakia
Discussion and closing statement
Huizinga Conference Programme (pdf)