Translating in Theory and Action: Contemporary Contexts in Translation
Cross-cultural communication is one of the challenges of our increasingly connected world, and diverse modes of translation play an important role in meeting this challenge. Given the prominent role of English in international communication, questions concerning the relation between translation and the global lingua franca are foregrounded. This special issue of ELOPE will examine the contemporary contexts of translation from and into English, and the concomitant theoretical and practical challenges. It will focus on fostering interdisciplinary dialogue between Translation Studies and the study of English by investigating the complexities of translation through diverse perspectives and research paradigms.
For this special issue (Vol. 18, No. 1, 2021), the guest editors, Nataša Hirci, Agnes Pisanski Peterlin and Simon Zupan, warmly invite contributors to submit original research in all areas pertaining to translation, including but not limited to the following topics:
translation and language,
translator and interpreter training,
technology and multimedia,
and interdisciplinary approaches.
Submission deadline: 8 January 2021
The language of contributions is English. Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, with an abstract of about 150 words.
Manuscripts should be submitted for blind review in electronic form using the Faculty of Arts (University of Ljubljana) OJS platform. All submitted papers must follow Author Guidelines. Any inquiries can be sent to the editors:
The Association is proud to announce the successful publication of two volumes of the journal ELOPE in 2020.
ELOPE Vol. 17, No. 1 (Atwood at 80, Eds. Michelle Gadpaille and Jason Blake) is a special issue dedicated to Margaret Atwood.
When Margaret Atwood celebrated her 80th birthday in November 2019, there was a feeling that the occasion called for a burst of applause – figuratively speaking. Around Europe, many Canadian scholars and Canadian Studies Associations responded with a range of activities. Slovenia contributed handsomely: first, with an event at the Univerzitetna knjižnica Maribor – Fourscore and More: Margaret Atwood at Eighty – and second, with this special issue dedicated to Atwood’s recent work.
As the title suggests, the conference welcomes a critical discussion on the topics related to the development of anglophone studies over the last century, their place in the globalized societies of today, as well as the directions they may take in the future.
Proposals for papers are invited in the fields of literatures in English, linguistics, translation/interpreting, English language teaching, English for specific purposes, and cultural studies. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged to convey as broad a range of insights as possible.
We are honoured to confirm the following plenary speakers:
Michael Ashby, University College London, United Kingdom
Patricia Ashby, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Lieven Buysee, KU Leuven, Belgium
Alberto Lázaro, University of Alcalá, Spain
You are welcome to submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation addressing the above topics. Abstracts of between 200 and 300 words can be submitted using Easychair. The due date for the submission of abstracts is 25th February 2019. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their proposal by 1st June 2019. A selection of (reworked and expanded) papers presented at the conference will be published in the academic journal ELOPE.
EUR 120: regular
EUR 60: student (please email a copy of student ID)
EUR 100: regular, SDAŠ members
EUR 50: student, SDAŠ members (please email a copy of student ID)
EUR 40: late registration fee (to be added to all registration fees after 15 July 2019)
EUR 50: single day registration (non-participating visitors only)
The Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the Slovene Association for the Study of English (SDAŠ) are proud to announce the conference SDAŠ 2019: A Hundred Years, A Thousand Meanings. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana from 19th to 21st September 2019.
Further details and the official Call for Papers will be posted shortly.
You are kindly invited to read the latest issue of ELOPE.
ELOPE Vol. 15, No. 1 is titled Sci-Fi Live:
“[W]hat if they gave an apocalypse and nobody noticed?” was the question that Brooks Landon (1991, 239) proposed as the central thematic concern of the 1980s cyberpunk – a movement which today represents a landmark in the development of the science fiction genre. Diverse as they are in their focus and scope, the contributions to this issue of ELOPE, dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction, and especially science fiction, in a world which is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional, invariably demonstrate that an apocalypse did indeed take place and went by largely unnoticed.
The topic of the special issue was tackled by Mojca Krevel (ed.) and authors Michelle Gadpaille, Victor Kennedy, Anamarija Šporčič, Antonia Leach, Heather Duncan, Urša Vogrinc Javoršek, and Pablo Gómez Muñoz. Ljubica Matek contributed a book review.
The new volume presents original research in the fields of English linguistics, literature and language teaching by Ivo Fabijanić, Marko Hladnik, Lahoucine Aammari, Emmanuel Idowu Adeniyi, Alberto Lázaro, Ivana Cindrić, Snježana Pavić, Darija Skubic and Mateja Dagarin Fojkar. The editorial team invites you to read their contributions, and submit your own for the future issues of ELOPE:https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/announcement.
We would also like to wish everyone a wonderful festive season.
The spring 2018 issue of ELOPE is dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction and especially science fiction in a world that is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional. The globalized, digitally mediated nature of contemporary realities and, indeed, individuals, increasingly corresponds to those imagined by the literary cyberpunk of the 1980s – by the movement which with its formal and thematic properties arguably blurred the dividing line between the “mainstream” literary fiction and the science fiction genre. In the first decade of the third millennium, the extrapolations of current technologies and science typically associated with the genre seem to be moving from the temporal to the spatial axis, that is, from the futures far far away to the multiplicity of presents and realities that are parallel to ours. Jaak Tomberg attributes this collapse of futurity to the “cognitively dissonant pace of change in contemporary technocultural society” which renders imagining of ontologically different futures impossible. Approaching the issue from the perspective of postmodern theory, we can similarly ascertain that in a world in which the digital code precedes reality, the present is a priory infused with futurity, and any (literary) speculation cannot NOT be realistic. On the other hand, recent developments in the field increasingly reveal an alternative, radically different approach to futurity. In the 2014 collection of essays on contemporary science fiction SF Now, for instance, contributors acknowledge the prevalence of texts in which the future is a furtherance of the technocultural, late capitalist present; however, with regard to the social, cultural and historical relevance of the genre in the coming years, their focus is directed at the narratives in which the future transcends imaginable possibilities and inspects the potentialities of a different ontological order.
What, then, is science fiction today? What is its role? Has the collapse of futurity onto the present caused an irretrievable convergence of the speculative and the mimetic? How does that reflect on the language used? The stylistic properties? On the ways such fiction is translated? How much sense does it make to treat science fiction – or anything else for that matter – as a genre significantly different from other instances of writing in the context of the postmodern paradigm which fundamentally revels in hybridity? To what an extent do traditional definitions of the genre still apply? What can be considered cognitively dissonant and what can be considered a novum in a world that seems to have no outside? Can there be an outside, and if so what is it (would it be) like? What role can science fiction play in our imaginings of the future? And of our present? What does it have to offer? What can it teach us? These are some of the issues we would like to address in the up-coming issue of ELOPE. The editors warmly invite contributors to submit original research on these and related topics, and to provide insights from as wide a range of perspectives, approaches and disciplines as possible – not only from the seemingly primary domain of literary studies, but also from the perspective of language and translation studies, as well as ELT.
The language of contributions is English. Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, with an abstract of 150–180 words. They should be submitted electronically, and should conform to the author guidelines (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/about/submissions). Any inquiries can be sent to Andrej Stopar (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submission deadline: April 1st, 2018.
ELOPE Vol. 14, No. 1 (2017) (Eds. Smiljana Komar and Mojca Krevel; Journal Eds. Melita Kukovec, Kirsten Hempkin and Katja Težak) has the title Addressing Learners’ and Teachers’ Needs: Keeping up with a Changing EFL World and scientifically deals with the challenges teachers and students encounter in the EFL context.
The issue includes original research by Melita Kukovec, Liljana Burcar, Mirjana Želježič, Mirjana Semren, Danijela Šegedin Borovina, Nataša Gajšt and a book review by Janez Skela.