DisLocated Readings: Translation and Transnationalism

ASAL mini-conference, 21-22 February, 2013 – Monash University Caulfield Campus

Translation & Interpreting Studies and the National Centre for Australian Studies


The transnational reception of Australian literature within global literary markets and and readerships suggests that national frameworks are being superseded and mediated by an increasingly ‘transnational’ imaginary.
This ASAL mini-conference seeks to map the wider coordinates of the transnational currents of Australian literature. Contemporary literary scholarship is interested in how the effects of globalization might shape Australian literature in its broadest definition: including travel writing, life-writing, migrant, refugee and Indigenous fiction, as well as writing and translations in languages other than English.
This 1.5 day symposium will explore the effects of translation (in both inter- and intralingual forms) on our textual relationships with the region and the world.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
A/Prof. Alison Ravenscroft (La Trobe University)
Professor Philip Mead (University of Western Australia)
Professor Sue Kossew (Monash University)
Dr Anna Poletti (Monash University)
Alice Pung (acclaimed author of Unpolished Gem and My Father’s Daughter)
Dr Adele D’Arcangelo (University of Bologna, translator of Unpolished Gem)
Conference Registration NOW OPEN!
Full registration, 1.5 days (21-22 Feb 2013) – $165 (incl. GST), Waged
Full registration, 1.5 days (21-22 Feb 2013) – $88 (incl. GST), Student/Unwaged
Full registration, 1.5 days (21-22 Feb 2013) – $145 (incl. GST), ASAL member
Registration includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, book launch and drinks on day 1; morning tea and a sit-down lunch with drinks on day 2.

All welcome!

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