26th-29th September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
30th September – special excursion to Malacca.
Monash Asia Institute and the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Monash University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
This conference interrogated the role of translators in, and of, Asia as participants in, and commentators on, a changing world. Translators minimise or break down barriers between the 'I', 'you', 'we' and 'Other', and in doing so, create inclusive local, regional and global experiences and life trajectories for consumers of linguistic and cultural artefacts. Yet, translation can also be an exclusive process: decisions about what is translated, how and for whom, have far-reaching implications for the inclusion and exclusion of certain communities and/or stakeholders, simultaneously empowering some and disempowering others.
The conference explored the ethics of translation in a transforming Asia from the perspective of Asian Translation Traditions (ATT).
For enquiries regarding the conference, please contact Ms Sharon Elliott or Ms Jessica Loschiavo by email: email@example.com