Translating Worlds: Migration, Memory and Culture

Date/Time: Thu 17 Aug - Fri 18 Aug / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: S901 Monash University


This international and interdisciplinary symposium explores the relations between migration, memory and translation. Bringing together humanities researchers from fields including memory studies, modern languages and literary, cultural and media studies and ranging across Europe, Australia and beyond it will open up discussion of themes including:

  • How memories of lost homes act as aids or hindrances to homemaking in new worlds;
  • How cultural memories are translated in new cultural worlds;
  • Blocks and facilitators of translation – the cultural practices and processes that aid and disable translation;
  • Migration, affect, memory and translation;
  • Mediation and re-mediation – media and remembering in new worlds;
  • Migration, translation and the transculturalInvited international speakers include Françoise Vergès (Chair, Global South, Collège d’études mondiales, Paris) and Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (Professor, Hispanic Studies, Warwick University).

Abstracts for papers (ca. 250 words) should be submitted to both organisers Professor Susannah Radstone (SOPHIS, Monash University and University of South Australia); and Professor Rita Wilson (School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Monash University)  by 15 May 2017.

Please include a biographical statement of no more than 100 words. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Audiovisual facilities will be available.

It is anticipated that symposium papers will be published in a relevant journal.

This symposium is co-hosted by the University of South Australia’s Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations and the Monash-Warwick Migration, Identity and Translation Network.

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For Further Information contact: Susannah Radstone  9903 4928

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