call for papers

Istantanea 2015-05-17 18-38-04

Linguistic and cultural representation in audiovisual translation. International Conference
Sapienza Università di Roma & Università degli Studi di Roma Tre
Rome, 11-13 February 2016

We encourage proposals for presentations (20 minutes + questions) on all areas of linguistic and cultural analysis of audiovisual texts, as well as on audiovisual translation. Intersections with related areas of research, such as film and television studies, which are advocated (Chaume 2004) but still under-researched, are especially welcome. Topics for presentations may include, but are not restricted to, the following:

– Linguistic and cultural representation in audiovisual texts;
– Representational practices in AVT (e.g. the representation of orality in both fictional and non-fictional audiovisual genres, the representation of identity and difference);
– Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic perspectives (e.g. communicative practices and their representation);
– Representation and audience perception;
– Translators’ representations of viewers (e.g. translators’ assumptions about their audience);
– Representation and accessibility;
– Representational practices in non-professional translation;
– The representational contribution of film, television and other audiovisual media to contemporary culture;
– The social impact of tele-cinematic representation;
– Linguistic and cultural representation in specific film and television genres (science fiction, war films, romantic comedies and so on);
– Culture-specific references in original and translated audiovisual products.
Submission Procedure:

Abstract deadline: 1st September 2015. Abstracts should be max 300 words (excluding references) and include title of the contribution, name of the author and affiliation. A brief bio-sketch of no more than 100 words should be also included.

Notification of acceptance: 10th October 2015.

Language: English.

Proposals should be sent to:
Invited speakers:

Frederic Chaume (Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain)
Jorge Díaz-Cintas (University College London, UK)
Marie-Noëlle Guillot (University of East Anglia, UK)
Maria Pavesi (University of Pavia, Italy)
Luis Pérez-González (University of Manchester, UK)

Scientific Committee:

Dr Rocío Baños-Piñero (University College London, UK)
Prof. Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli (University of Bologna)
Prof. Silvia Bruti (University of Pisa)
Prof. Elena Di Giovanni (University of Macerata)
Prof. Maria Freddi (University of Pavia)
Prof. Donatella Montini (Sapienza University of Rome)
Prof. Stefania Nuccorini (Roma Tre University)
Dr Irene Ranzato (Sapienza University of Rome)
Dr Annalisa Sandrelli (UNINT, Rome)
Prof. Mary Wardle (Sapienza University of Rome)
Prof. Monika Wozniak (Sapienza University of Rome)
Prof. Serenella Zanotti (Roma Tre University)

Irene Ranzato (Sapienza University of Rome)
Monika Wozniak (Sapienza University of Rome)
Serenella Zanotti (Roma Tre University)

For queries regarding the conference please contact:
Irene Ranzato:
Monika Wozniak:
Serenella Zanotti:

photo by Franco Mapelli. Courtesy of the author.


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