CFP: Word-Bridges: Translation in Ireland, 1700-1900

A one-day symposium on ‘Word-Bridges: Translation in Ireland 1700-1900’ will be held at NUI Galway on 20 February 2015.

This one-day symposium will examine the area of translation in Ireland between 1700 and 1900 in order to widen our understanding of cultural exchange during the period and to create new perspectives on historical, political and cultural debates in Irish society. It will assess how translation was used for informative, creative and transformative purposes and will look at translation between Irish and English side by side with translation from other languages into English. The symposium will examine translations in a European context to question how these works both provided links with the continent while also reflecting European trends in cultural transfer.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 250 words and a short biography of no more than 150 words by 30th September 2014 to [email protected] or
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