CFP for themed issues of Przekladaniec

“Jewishness in Translation”: a themed issue of

Przekładaniec. A Journal of Literary Translation

Jagiellonian University, Poland (2014)

Translation has always been crucial to the Jewish experience in the Diaspora. Jews have been among the most prominent translators and theoreticians of translation. This special issue of Przekładaniec aims to examine the role of translation in the Jewish tradition and in historical experience, to investigate the ways Jewishness has been translated in the societies Jews have been part of. We want to look both at literary and cultural translation in a diachronic perspective. We wish to focus on the Jewish Diaspora as a multilingual community of mediation as well as on the role of translation in the Jewish experience of exile and in bearing witness to the Holocaust.

We invite contributions on the following subjects:

· Ashkenazi Jews as a multilingual community of mediation

· Torah in translation

· Translation and Holocaust witnessing

· The importance of translation for the Haskalah

· Jews, exile, translation

· Jewish translators/theoreticians of translation

· Translation of Yiddish literature into Polish and other languages

· Israel as a centre of translation studies

Przekładaniec is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. The special issue will appear in Polish and English language versions. Guest editor: Magdalena Waligorska, University of Bremen.

For more information on the journal visit http://www.wuj.pl/page,art,artid,88.html

Please send your abstracts (250 words) together with a short bio note (50 words) to: jewishness.in.translation by 15 November 2013.

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“Theatrical Translation”: a themed issue of Przekładaniec. A Journal of Literary Translation

(Jagiellonian University, Poland), 2015

The ambivalent status of drama as the text-type situated on the border between literature and theatre has long intrigued literary theorists. Should a drama be treated as a literary text independent of its stage production (literary theory of drama) or as a kind of script which can be fully realized only in the theatre (theatrical theory of drama)? Can this dilemma be solved by perceiving a dramatic text and a perfomance based on it as two separate art forms (theory of drama as translation)? Equally fluid and imprecise are typologies of dramatic texts – for instance, the division into stage dramas and closet dramas, as Romantic closet dramas are staged nowadays – and genre classifications, especially in contemporary theatre.

This unstable identity of the dramatic text is mirrored in numerous challenges the translator of dramatic texts faces. These challenges are the focus of the themed issue of Przekładaniec devoted to theatrical translation.

We invite contributions on the following subjects:

· Theatrical translation as a problematic object of study

· Relationships between the author, the translator and the director

· Translation versus adaptation

· Theatrical translation and translation for the stage

· Translation of dialogue as a performative act

· Text transformations in theatrical translation

· Translation and theatrical tradition

· Translation series in the theatre

Przekładaniec is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. The special issue will appear in Polish and English language versions. For more information on the journal visit http://www.wuj.pl/page,art,artid,88.html

Please send your abstracts (250 words) together with a short bio note (50 words) to: przekladaniec by 15 January 2014.

Jewishness CFP_Przekladaniec.docx

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