Facultade de Fisioterapia

30/11/2017 - Conferencia “Between Trauma and Desire: Translating the Memory of Migration”

Hora: 11.00 h

Lugar: Salón de Actos da Facultade de Filoloxía e Tradución.


O vindeiro xoves 30 de novembro celebrarase a conferencia “Between Trauma and Desire: Translating the Memory of Migration”, impartida pola profesora Loredana Polezzi, da Universidade de Cardiff.


Coordinan: Teresa Caneda Cabrera e Alberto Álvarez Lugrís

Colaboran: Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa, Francesa e Alemá e Programa Interuniversitario de Doutoramento en Estudos Ingleses Avanzados-IDAES


About the lecture: In recent years a number of scholars have pointed out that memory needs to be understood as a transnational phenomenon (Erll, 2009; De Cesari and Rigney, 2014). In this lecture, Prof. Polezzi will examine the link between a specific kind of transnational memory – the memory of migration – and processes of linguistic as well as cultural translation. Prof. Polezzi will talk about the way in which the memory of migration is passed on and represented across generations through forms of writing and visual representation which are deeply informed by practices of translation. She will concentrate on women writers/visual artists/performers in the context of migration and will discuss how they treat migration and its memory both in relation to trauma and desire.

About the speaker: Loredana Polezzi is Professor in Translation Studies at the School of Modern Languages of Cardiff University. Her main research interests are translation studies, comparative literature, and the history of travel and migration. Her recent work focuses on how geographical and social mobilities are connected to the theories and practices of translation and self-translation. With Rita Wilson, she is co-editor of The Translator, a leading international journal in Translation Studies. She is also a co-investigator in the research project “Transnationalizing Modern Languages”, funded by the AHRC’s Translating Cultures scheme, as well as a founding member of the “Cultural Literacy in Europe” network.