SSTSA and ATSA Conference: Venue
The Summer School for Translation Studies in Africa (SSTSA) 2016 begins next week – starting on Monday 29 August. (For more information, please click here.) The summer school ends on Friday 2 September, with the first Association for Translation Studies in Africa (ATSA) conference taking place on Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September. The first general meeting of ATSA will also be held during the ATSA conference. (For more information on the ATSA conference and the general meeting, please click here.)
Both events – the SSTSA and the ATSA conference – will be held at the University of Nairobi in Kenya and will take place in the same venue. This venue is called the Confucius Boardroom, located in room 213 on the second floor of the Education Building on the main campus of the University of Nairobi.
Two books by Susan Petrilli have recently been published. She writes about these publications, and the intersections with translation, as follows:
My work develops along the margins of semiotics, philosophy of language, linguistics and ethics (semioethics) and in that context always includes a focus on translation theory, whether in the form of specific chapters or sections disseminated throughout the whole book which is why I thought to write to you.
1. THE GLOBAL WORLD AND ITS MANIFOLD FACES. OTHERNESS AS THE BASIS OF COMMUNICATION, Peter Lang, 2016
This is the first of a Peter Lang series REFLECTIONS ON SIGNS AND LANGUAGE, founded by Susan Petrilli and Augusto Ponzio
More information is available here: The Global World and its Manifold Faces
The second book, this too with a chapter specifically on translation theory from the perspective described:
2. SIGN STUDIES AND SEMIOETHICS. COMMUNICATION, TRANSLATION AND VALUES, De Gruyter Mouton, 2014
Sign Studies and Semioethics
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The first ATSA Conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 3-4 September 2016. More information, including a preliminary programme, is available here.