Thursday, May 23, 2013

XVI International Conference on “Translation, Comparatism and the Global South”; Mysore; 15-18 December 2013

Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda

XVI International Conference on "Translation, Comparatism and the Global South"

In collaboration with Department of Studies in English, University of Mysore

Date: 15-18 December 2013

Venue: Hotel Regaalis, Mysore, India

Cultures meet, interact and contend with one another through processes of translation; and comparison is a convenient means to study disparate cultures in relationship to one another. Thus translation and comparatism are intimately linked. The aim of the conference is to reflect on the uses and abuses of translation and comparative methods in the background of history, cultures and politics of the Global South. It invites approaches to translation from the point of view of 'theory', 'trope' and 'practice' in the contexts of past, present and future.
Keynote Speakers:(a) Simon Gikandi is Robert Schirmer Professor of English at Princeton University.
(b) Arjun Appadurai is the Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.

Abstract Submission and Registration: 500-word abstract or proposal is due by August 30, 2013 as an email attachment to S. Shankar, the Convener of the Conference ( The completed paper should reach the Convener of the Forum on Contemporary Theory ( by November 15, 2013.
The last date for receiving the registration fee is September 20, 2013.

For a detailed concept note or information on registration, please visit: or email
For further information any of the following may be contacted:
Prafulla C. Kar (Email:, S. Shankar (Email:, Mahadeva (Email:

Further Details: international_conference.htm

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