题 目：The Politics of Translation in Multilingual States
主讲人：Reine Meylaerts（Professor， KU Leuven (Belgium)）
地 点：外国语学院 同文楼二楼214报告厅
How and why do (local, regional, national) authorities use translation to communicate with their multilingual populations ? This is a key question. Indeed, the ‘very core of the potential to act as a citizen ? be it in ancient Athens, in Renaissance Florence, or contemporary European cities ? is formed by communicative resources.’ (Kraus 2011: 33) Throughout history empires and kingdoms have functioned as translinguistic force fields which depended absolutely on communication (Pratt 2015: 351). Today’s modern states, characterized by territory, sovereignty, legitimacy, and bureaucracy (see Morris 2004) also need to communicate with their people in the domains of law, public administration and services, public schools etc. This lecture will discuss models and practices of translation policies in past and present contexts, from the Roman Empire over the Spanish Empire, to contemporary states (France, US, South-Africa). It will furthermore reflect on the disciplinary and societal consequences for Translation Studies.
Reine Meylaerts is Full Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies at KU Leuven (Belgium) where she teaches courses on European Literature, Comparative Literature and Translation and Plurilingualism in Literature.
She was director of CETRA (Centre for Translation Studies; https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/cetra) from 2006-2014 and is now board member.
Her current research interests concern translation policy, intercultural mediation and transfer in multilingual cultures, past and present. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters on these topics (https://lirias.kuleuven.be/items-by-author?author=Meylaerts%2C+Reinhilde%3B+U0031976).
She is also review editor of Target. International Journal of Translation Studies. She was coordinator of 2011-2014: FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN: TIME: Translation Research Training: An integrated and intersectoral model for Europe. She is former Secretary General (2004-2007) of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST) and Chair of the Doctoral Studies Committee of EST.