113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Translation and Interpretation

Session Chair: 
Oliver Berghof, California State University, San Marcos
Session 7: Saturday 10:20-11:50am
Skyline IV (PH-ET)


  1. Maria Ferrer-Lightner, Pierce College
    This paper discusses the translation from Spanish into Catalan of Cárcel de Amor by Diego de San Pedro, 1492. The paper explores what the practice of translation in medieval times brought to societies and their languages. Also, how the Catalan translator deals with the mechanics of language and style in the target language.
  2. James Lu, California Baptist University
    Using Roman Jakobson’s changing theory of translation, I discuss translation theory and contextualize this discussion in my own experience translating Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence into Chinese.
  3. Oliver Berghof, California State University, San Marcos
    In this paper I am proposing to focus on pedagogical practices and benefits of teaching translation theory in the context of literary translation.  I will also address the specific challenges and rewards of translating literary texts with students from a variety of linguistic backgrounds.  The paper is based on more than two decades of teaching courses in literary translation in graduate programs of literature.
Session Cancelled: