Call for Papers: Poetry and Translation
Poetry and Translation Issue
Call for Papers, Reviews and Creative Work
Abstracts of circa 300 words are invited on the theme of ‘Poetry and Translation’ for a special issue of Working Papers on the Web, scheduled to be published in June 2008.
Topics might include: translation theory; critical or writerly accounts of the translation process; translations from particular languages; mistranslation; mock-translation; imitations, versions and ‘afters’; periods of translation and imitation from the renaissance to the contemporary; translating the classics; translating cultural allusions; transferring poetic traditions between languages; untranslated phrases; translation as cultural appropriation; translation as cosmopolitanism; the politics of translation; the poetics of translation; translated poetry as a genre; (post)modernism and translation; the untranslatable; translating from (Old) English to English; poets working in English but outside the Anglophone tradition(s); what qualifies me as a translator of poetry?; and individual works and authors.
Essays should not exceed 7,000 words.
We also welcome reviews of new and recent translations. Reviews should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Prospective reviewers should send a brief proposal and bio.
Finally, we also welcome new translations and other unpublished creative work related to the theme. The responsibility for clearing rights and permissions for translated works, and the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator.
Deadline for abstracts Friday 15 June 2007. Send an abstract of 300 words and a brief bio to the issue editor, Tony Williams, Sheffield Hallam University, at williamspacker [at] tiscali.co.uk. Completed essays in MLA style will be due on 15 January 2008.
About Working Papers on the Web
The aim of Working Papers on the Web is to produce a high quality, cutting edge series of collections of essays on particular themes which reflect the research strengths of the staff and postgraduates in English Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. The department brings together staff and postgraduates working in English literature and literary theory, creative writing and linguistics, and this series of working papers reflects the way that the department integrates these three interests. Each series of the working papers is commissioned by a staff member of the English Studies department; researchers in the field, from other universities and from Sheffield Hallam, are asked to contribute essays.
Each of the collections of essays is organised around a theme or theoretical issue. All of the papers are refereed by at least two external specialists. Working Papers on the Web is posted on the Internet and available without charge.
There is an editorial board within the department and an advisory board of external researchers who are consulted about the content and direction of Working Papers on the Web and who also referee essays.