The conference "TRANSLATING CULTURES IN THE HISPANIC WORLD" offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse and rich relationships between translation theory and the study of art and visual culture in the Hispanic world.
The Hispanic world represents an exceptionally fertile context in which to reflect on the role of translation not only as a vehicle for cultural exchange, the transmission of knowledge and memory, but also as a means of either asserting or resisting power in order to create something new. Drawing on translation theory, the conference seeks to encourage new ways of thinking about influence, reception, and misappropriation.
Ranging broadly and transhistorically from medieval Spain to twentieth-century Latin America, the conference will address major themes in translation studies — domestication versus foreignization; transgressive modes of translation; translation between different media and contexts; translation-knowledge-power; translation as colonization — focusing on such topics as
* objects of cross-cultural communication in the medieval period
* shifts and adaptations in Iberian iconographies
* transfer and transformations of Iberian models of art in Spain’s new territories in Latin America
* representations of social “others”
* photography, the image as transmitter of another presence
* historiography; the reception of Hispanic art.
History of Art
University of Edinburgh
20 Chambers Street
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)