12 September 2018
09:30 - 17:30
A46 Trent Building, University Park campus
£20 (or £10 for students and unwaged)
Online registration available soon
Dr Kathryn Batchelor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (paratextual theory)
Dr Lara Pucci, Department of Art History (analysing visual material)
The event coincides with the publication of Translation and Paratexts, published May 2018 and now available from Routledge. Everyone registering for the event will be entitled to a discount on the book should they wish to purchase it in advance.
Broadly understood as the thresholds through which readers and viewers access texts, paratexts have been shown to play a crucial role in the reception and interpretation of texts. While Gérard Genette’s original theorisation of paratexts took place in the context of literary print culture, in recent years the concept has been fruitfully applied to digital contexts and other kinds of texts, notably film, television and video games. The types of paratexts studied in these contexts are many and varied; examples include trailers, game strategy guides, e-reading devices, discussion forums, spoilers and fan-vids. In translation studies, research has tended to focus on the paratexts of printed translation products, such as book covers, translators’ prefaces and translators’ footnotes, but there is considerable scope for applying the concept to research in digital and audiovisual translation studies. The notion of the paratext is also potentially relevant to research into interpreting, where it might be used to investigate prosodic variation, body language, or other framing devices.
This ARTIS event invites contributions from PhD students and established researchers that consider the relevance of the notion of the paratext to a broad spectrum of translation studies research.
Call for papers
What is ARTIS?
Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 12 June 2018.
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