Translation Committee

The ICLA Committee on Translation Studies convenes at least once annually. We host a panel at the ACLA Annual Meeting, and at the ICLA Meetings. Our purpose is to promote research and inquiry into translation theory and practice within the framework of Comparative Literature. While we welcome insights from language-pair specific work or data-driven studies, our seminars and publications tend to focus on the impact of translation on society and politics and on literary and intellectual history. Our members find translation indispensable for understanding a wide range of historical and contemporary phenomena from the protection of human rights to the marketing of literature.

President: Isabel Gómez, University of Massachusetts Boston
Vice-President: Assumpta Camps, University of Barcelona
Secretary: Marlene Hansen Esplin, Brigham Young University
Steering Committee Members:
Spencer Hawkins, University of Mainz
Youngmin Kim, Dongkuk University
Stephen Zhongqing Wu, Hainan College of Economics and Business

To join, please contact a member of the Steering Committee.

Recent panels sponsored by the ICLA Committee for Translation Studies:

  • ACLA 2019, Georgetown University in Washington, DC: ‘Polyglot Minds and Bodies Politic’
  • ACLA 2018, Los Angeles, CA: ‘Delay and Immediacy: Translation Temporalities’
  • ACLA 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands: ‘Translation Networks I: Beyond Source and Target / Translation Networks II: Poetry and Cultural Transference’
  • ICLA 2016, Vienna, Austria: ‘Engaging Publics in and through Translation’
  • ACLA 2016, Cambridge, MA: ‘Engaging Publics in and through Translation’
  • ACLA 2015, Seattle, WA: ‘The Rights to Translation’

Publications:
Special Issue of Transfer: Revista electrónica sobre Traducción e Interculturalidad / e-Journal on Translation and Intercultural Studies, Vol. 14, 2019 on Translation and Intercultural Studies.

To download the yearly reports of the Committee to the ICLA, click below:

Committee On Translation Annual Report, 2020-2021
Committee On Translation Annual Report, 2019-2020
Committee On Translation Annual Report, 2018-2019
Committee On Translation Annual Report, 2017-2018
Committee On Translation Annual Report, 2016-2017
Committee On Translation Annual Report, 2015-2016
Committee On Translation Annual Report, 2014-2015
Committee On Translation Annual Report, 2012-2013