1st International Conference: Translating Minorities and Conflict. Cordoba, June 10th – 11th 2020

Following in the footsteps of recent conferences (Translating and Minority, University of Ottawa, 2016; Justice and minorized languages under a post-monolingual order, Castelló de la Plana, 2017) and publications (Translation and minority, lesser-used translated languages and cultures, JoSTrans, 2015). The aim of this conference is to explore the ways in which translating literature can serve to protect and empower minority, minor, and lesser-used languages, both in contexts of multilingualism where the power balance of the languages spoken in the same country is often unequal and in situations of conflict, where authors and translators face the threat of physical harm, coercion, censorship and/or exile.

In this spirit, we welcome contributions on the following (or related) topics:

  • Translation from/into indigenous languages
  • Literary translation and sexual minorities
  • Translation in Gendered Contexts
  • Migrant literature
  • Postcolonial literature
  • Translation from peripheral languages and cultures
  • Translation in situations of censorship and war
  • The literary translator as an activist
  • The manipulation of national images through translation


  • Paola Gentile, Università degli studi di Trieste
  • María Luisa Rodríguez Muñoz, Universidad de Córdoba


Pilar Castillo Bernal, Universidad de Córdoba

Scientific committee

  • Leo Tak-Hung Chan, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Haidee Kotze, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Luc van Doorslaer, University of Tartu/KU Leuven/Stellenbosch University
  • Ilse Feinauer, Stellenbosch University
  • Dirk Delabastita, Université de Namur Elke Brems, KU Leuven
  • Lieve Behiels, KU Leuven
  • Dolores Ross, Università degli studi di Trieste
  • María Teresa López Villalba, Universidad de Málaga
  • Reyes Lázaro, Smith College, Massachusetts
  • Ester Torres Simón, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Suzanne Jill Levine, University of California
  • Nicolas Froeliger, Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
  • Michaela Wolf, Universität Graz, Austria
  • Pekka Kujamäki, Universität Graz, Austria
  • Fruzsina Kovács, Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, Hungary
  • Maria Tymoczko, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Organising committee

  • María del Carmen Aguilar Camacho, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Carmen Arnedo Villaescusa, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Soledad Díaz Alarcón, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Carmen Expósito Castro, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Martha Gaustad, Universidad de Córdoba
  • María del Carmen López Ruiz, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Manuel Marcos Aldón, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Beatriz Martínez Ojeda, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Jack McMartin, KU Leuven
  • María Luisa Montes Villar, Universidad de Granada
  • Leticia Moreno Pérez, Universidad de Valladolid
  • Manuel Moreno Tovar, University of Tartu
  • María del Mar Ogea Pozo, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Rafael Porlán Moreno, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Francisco Rodríguez Rodríguez, Universidad de Córdoba
  • Robert Piotr Szymyślik, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville
  • Azahara Veroz González, Universidad de Córdoba

Submission Guidelines

Scholars are invited to submit a 300-word abstract, excluding references, in Word format (Times New Roman, 12 pt.). Please make sure to include the following information (in this order): the title of your presentation, abstract, 6-key-words, and selected bibliography. All submitted proposals will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Each presentation will be allotted 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute question period. The working languages of the conference will be Spanish and English.

Please send the documents above to the following address: transieco@uco.es by 30 November 2019.

Notification of acceptance will be sent on 15 January 2020.

Fees (Speakers)

  • Early bird fee (until 30 March): 125 euros Last call (from 1 April to 1 May): 150 euros

Fees (Participants)

  • Early bird fee (until 30 March): 50 euros Last call (from 1 April to 1 May): 75 euros
  • Students from Universidad de Cordoba/Università degli studi di Trieste: 30 euros

For more information, please click on this link.