The University of East Anglia in the UK is looking for submissions for their biannual journal In Other Words, published by the British Centre for Literary Translation. If you are interested in contributing to issues 38-40 (and these contributions are not limited to the specific topics of each issue) drop a line to editor Valerie Henitiuk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Other Words is a biannual journal published by the British Centre for Literary Translation, in collaboration with the Translators’ Association. The special themes of the next several issues are listed below, but we are also always happy to receive articles discussing any topic of interest to literary translators. Articles should be a maximum of 4000 words; style guidelines are provided in the back of each issue. Further information is available on our website, www.bclt.org.uk, and specific queries may be addressed to the editor at: email@example.com.
Issue 38: Translating Music
We welcome article submissions on any aspect of ‘Translating Music,’ which can include but is not limited to:
The translation of musical texts (lyrics in songs, operatic works, etc)
Musicality in texts and how this can be translated
Translating performativity of musical works
Deadline for submissions is 1 October 2011
Issue 39: Translation and the Arab World
We welcome article submissions on any aspect of Translation and the Arab World’, which can include but is not limited to:
Translation in/as resistance
Toppling regimes, toppling paradigms
Unity and diversity in Middle Eastern literature
Deadline for submissions is 1 March 2012
Issue 40: Translating Children’s Literature
We welcome article submissions on any aspect of ‘Translating Children’s Literature’, which can include but is not limited to:
Age-based theories of translation
Translation vs. adaptation
The translation of different genres for young readers (picture books, young adult literature, nonfiction, fantasy, etc.)
Educating children via translated texts
Deadline for submissions is 1 October 2012
For more information, please contact Valerie Henituk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prose translators will likely disagree, but I believe translating poetry requires a significant level of talent, a commitment to the text, and near mania, all of which suggests that the undertaking is the greatest possible challenge. The task is to. . .
The biggest issues with books like The Subsidiary often have to do with their underpinnings—when we learn that Georges Perec wrote La Disparition without once using the letter E, we are impressed. Imagine such a task! It takes a high. . .
Following The Infatuations, Javier Marías’s latest novel seems, like those that have preceded it, an experiment to test fiction’s capacity to mesmerize with sombre-sexy atmospheres and ruminative elongated sentences stretched across windowless walls of paragraphs. Thus Bad Begins offers his. . .
Death by Water, Kenzaburo Oe’s latest novel to be translated into English, practically begs you to read it as autobiography. Like The Changeling, as well as many other works not yet released in English, Death by Water is narrated in. . .
Jocelyne Saucier’s Twenty-One Cardinals is about the type of unique, indestructible, and often tragic loyalty only found in families. For a brief but stunningly mesmerizing 169 pages, Twenty-One Cardinals invited me in to the haunting and intimate world of the. . .
We know so very little; so little that what we think to be knowledge is hardly worth reckoning with at all; instead we ought to settle for being pleasantly surprised if, on the edge of things, against all expectations, our. . .
Many of Virginie Despentes’s books revolve around the same central idea: “To be born a woman [is] the worst fate in practically every society.” But this message is nearly always packaged in easy-to-read books that fill you with the pleasure. . .
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer’s La Superba is appropriately titled after the Italian city of Genoa, where, after escaping the pressures of fame in his own country, the semi-autobiographical narrator finds himself cataloguing the experiences of its mesmerizing inhabitants with the intention. . .
It took reading 44 pages of Intervenir/Intervene before I began to get a sense of what Dolores Dorantes and Rodrigo Flores Sánchez were up to. Recurring throughout these 44 pages—throughout the entire book—are shovels, shovel smacks to the face, lobelias—aha!. . .
As presaged by its title, contradiction is the theme of Peter Stamm’s novel, All Days Are Night. Gillian, a well-known television personality, remains unknowable to herself. And Hubert, a frustrated artist and Gillian’s lover, creates art through the process of. . .