Samstag, 06. Dezember 2014, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

Translation and the "Third Reich"

International conference

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Freitag, 05. Dezember 2014, 09:00 - 18:00

Although searches for “Translation and Power” and “Translation and Censorship” do come up with some articles relating to the translation processes during and immediately after the fall of the so-called Third Reich, they are few and far between. The few articles published suggest that little research has been done in this field from the point of view of translation studies. Translation and interpreting are actions within discourse. A period of drastic change in discourse and value systems, such as took place between 1933 and 1949, was bound to have had a major impact on translation. Alongside general academic interest in researching this period from the point of view of translation studies, the following specific issues arise: how did translation function within the forced discourse changes under National Socialism? How did translation function in the service of National Socialism? Who were the stakeholders, decision makers, mediators and gate keepers of the new "values" and how much leeway did they have? What happened after the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945? Is this a period that can provide new insights into the historiography of translation? The conference provides a platform and forum for scholars who are engaged with these questions.

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Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft

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Tagungsgebühr: 50,00 €


Julia Richter
Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft