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2nd International Conference Atlantic Communities: Translation | Conflict | Belief | Ideology (19th – 21st October 2017)

19/10/2017 - 21/10/2017

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto (Portugal)

CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies



Co-org. University of Porto | University of Vigo | Queen’s University Belfast

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ástráður Eysteinsson (Univ. of Iceland)

Hephzibah Israel (The Univ. of Edinburgh)

Jorge Vaz de Carvalho (Univ. Católica, Lisboa)

The conference:

This conference is the second in a series designed to explore the connections between notions of translation (as practice and object of inquiry, but also as concept and master trope for intercultural dynamics) and the networks of identity that have historically  developed around and across the Atlantic. It derives its pretext and  rationale from a set of (ostensibly disparate) commemorative  opportunities afforded by the year 2017.

These include:

* the fifth centenary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses (1517);

* the centenary of the October Revolution (1917);

* the centenary of the US decision to enter the Great War (1917).

Suggested topics:

These are some of the general topics that we believe may arise from the above:

* Wars and words around the Atlantic: translation and emergency/ies

* Conflicts and alliances, Europe and America: translation and (trans)Atlantic geopolitics

* Versions of tomorrow: ideology and utopias in the Atlantic world

* Religion across the Atlantic: verbal transit and human mobility

* Belief and selfhood: translation, contemplation and the Atlantic world

* Public causes: political action, ethics and rewriting in the Atlantic world

* Ideology crises and new beliefs across the Atlantic: Post-human and Post-truth narratives

Deadline for Registration: 30 September 2017

Registration Fee: 80 Euros

Student fee: 65 Euros

Registration details will be posted online in September 2017

All delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and
accommodation. Additional relevant information can be found on the
conference website –


Host and venue:

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, www.letras.up.pt. It will be organised and hosted by CETAPS – the Centre for English,
Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, www.cetaps.com<http://www.cetaps.com/> – and, within it, by the
research group Relational Forms: Intertextual and Interart Dynamics in the Cultures of Ireland and Britain.

The consortium:

This initiative reflects the awareness of a shared space (the Atlantic) and a common interest (translation, both as practice and trope) developed by a group of academics from three universities: Universidade de Vigo, Universidade do Porto, Queen’s University Belfast. Their commitment to a set of common goals includes jointly organised conferences and publications.

Organising committee:

Rui Carvalho Homem (convenor; Univ. Porto)

Teresa Caneda (Univ. Vigo)

David Johnston (Queen’s Univ. Belfast)

Local executive committee:

Rui Carvalho Homem | Jorge Bastos da Silva | Miguel Ramalhete Gomes | Jorge Almeida Pinho

For queries please contact:

CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Via Panorâmica, s/n

4150-564 PORTO


+351 22 0427659



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