Invitation for papers- narratives in/of translation-CNR

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The Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London and the  NOVELLA ESRC Research Node, Institute of Education and UEL

To Think is To Experiment Postgraduate Research Day 2012

Invitation for papers on ‘Narratives in/of Translation’

The Centre for Narrative Research organises the eleventh annual Research Day for graduate students on 25 April 2012 in collaboration with NOVELLA, Narratives of varied everyday lives and linked approaches (NOVELLA). The event will take place at Docklands Campus, University of East London. Over the last ten years, this has been an exciting event with participants from all over the UK and Europe and we look forward to meeting again for a friendly and productive day of presentations and discussions.

To Think is to Experiment has been functioning as an intellectual and narrative space for postgraduate students from various disciplines in different stages of their research. Over the past years, the event has hosted stimulating presentations and intense conversations on the multiplicities in narrative-based research, approaches and experiences. The event has also been a  communication node for the participants to build up further research connections.

The programmes and abstracts from previous years are available on CNR

This year, we organise to Think is to Experiment with a special theme of Narratives in/of Translation. Translation processes within research context and surrounding questions have been a burgeoning niche for the arguments about complexities and dilemmas of working with material in multiple languages in intercultural research settings. Among other disciplines and research practices, narrative research is particularly interested in political and cultural complexities involved in translation of narratives within research, how the processes of translation function not only as a linguistic but also a cultural performance of narrative exchanges.

We would like to invite postgraduate contributions which draw on ongoing or recently completed research projects that involve translation at any phase of the research. We welcome papers which address the complexities of translation as part of the research experience, which conceptually explore translation as one of the layers in narrative analysis. We also welcome contributions which
reflect on experiences of translating narratives and surrounding questions to be responded as well as creative ways that researchers employ to tackle with these questions.

This is a call for papers for all research students. Participants can contribute with a paper (15-30 minutes long) or poster about their work. Please send an abstract (100-200 words) or just send two or three lines if you want to make a brief presentation or poster to Cigdem Esin,  by 9 April 2012.

Please note that there is no fee for this event but the number of places is limited.
We look forward to your response!