Devanshi Khetarpal (BA-MA Candidate at the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU) is presenting at the Graduate Translation Conference on the “Ethics of Translation and Interpretation” at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst.
The title of a presentation is ‘Becoming Lila: Translation in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels.’ and the presentation looks at Ann Goldstein’s translation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, particularly focusing on the translation of ‘subalternità’ from the original Italian into English as ‘subordination’ and how that choice describes, defies and affects readings of the friendship between Lila and Lenú, the two protagonists of the novels.
The Graduate Student Conference on Translation Studies was originally planned to be held in April 2020. After being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference is now planned to be conducted remotely in April 2021. Through synchronous panels, seminars, and social events, the conference will offer opportunities for connection and lively discussion.
This year's focus is related to the topics of ethics and justice, pertaining to any subfield of translation and interpreting studies, including literary, technical, and legal translation; theory of translation and interpreting; translation history; and translation and interpreting technology. Possible themes include but are not limited to: interpretation and migrant justice; ethical and ideological implications of translation choices; translation as activism; translators’ and interpreters’ agency; community interpretation and family interpretation; ethics of medical interpreting; ethical and economic impacts of machine translation; considerations relating to subjectivity, cultural diversity, and collective identity; translation pedagogy; access to translation and interpreting services; politics of literary translation; publishing and visibility; gendered disparities in the profession; and so forth.
Learn more about the Conference HERE