Calls for papers

Translation Matters publishes two issues per year, a general issue in the Spring and a Special (thematic) Issue in the Autumn. Submissions for the general issues are welcome throughout the year and may be uploaded onto the platform at any time. They will automatically be considered for the next available Spring issue. The Special Issues are subject to Calls for Papers.

Open Calls:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on Translation and Money

Submissions are invited for a special issue of the open-access journal, Translation Matters, published by the Translationality strand of the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) of Nova University, Lisbon, on the subject of Translation and Money.

We welcome articles dealing with any aspects of the theme such as:

  • Theoretical articles exploring issues such translation as a mode of exchange, risk theory applied to translation, complexity thinking applied to translation, etc
  • Case studies about the translation of literary, audiovisual, sacred or scientific works on monetary topics
  • Technical translation of economic or financial texts
  • Reflections about the financial questions that affect professional translators and interpreters in their daily lives (such as rates charged in different parts of the world; taxation (including double taxation issues) and pensions; how the translator’s income has been affected by external factors, such as the pandemic, etc)
  • The financial management of translation processes inside organizations (clients, suppliers, translation tool vendors, Government agencies, international bodies, NGOs, etc.).
  • Historical studies dealing with any of the above from a diachronic perspective
  • Money in translation research and training.

Articles, in English or in Portuguese, should be 6000-8000 words in length, including references and footnotes, and be formatted in accordance with the guidelines given on the journal’s website. Papers should be uploaded onto the site by 15th June 2022. http://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/tm/index.

Any inquiries should be addressed to kbennett@fcsh.unl.pt.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on Translation in and from the Middle Ages

Guest Editor: J. Carlos Teixeira

Sspanning the period between the Fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and the Fall of Constantinople in the 15th, the Middle Ages was a time of immense cultural, artistic, political, economic, and social activity. Because of this, Medieval Studies is a particularly fruitful field of study, especially in combination with other areas, Translation Studies being no exception. Indeed, the combination of these two areas is of extreme importance, providing a better understanding of medieval texts, as well as a broader understanding of the meaning, value, and consequences of translation within this timeframe.

Despite its importance, medieval translation remains poorly researched and promoted in academia. In an effort to fill this gap, submissions are invited for a special issue of the open-access journal, Translation Matters, on the subject of Translation in and from the Middle Ages.

We welcome articles dealing one of the following topics:

 

  • The phenomenon of translation during the Middle Ages:
    • Theoretical articles exploring the concept of translatio in the Middle Ages, as well as the theory behind the practice of translation in the medieval period
    • Case studies dealing with the translation or transmission of different texts, genres or concepts between two or more medieval vernaculars or between Latin (or another lingua franca or lingua sacra) and a vernacular
    • Medieval matters and cycles involving translational processes
  • The translation of medieval texts into contemporary languages:
    • Theoretical articles exploring methodologies, strategies and problems of the translation of medieval texts into contemporary languages
    • Case studies on the translation of specific texts or concepts
    • Contemporary reception and neo-medievalism: theory and practices.

Articles, in English or in Portuguese, should be 6000-8000 words in length, including references and footnotes, and be formatted in accordance with the guidelines given on the journal’s website. Papers should be uploaded onto the site by 31st October 2022. http://ojs.letras.up.pt/index.php/tm/index.

Any inquiries should be addressed to jcarlosmmteixeira@gmail.com or kbennett@fcsh.unl.pt.

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