To mark its tenth year, Kritika Kultura, the international e-journal of language, literary and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, will hold on August 10-11, 2012, the first-ever Kritika Kultura International Conference series, delving on the subject of translation and globalization.
With the theme “Traveling Texts: Translation and Globalization”, the conference will gather top translation practitioners and scholars from here and abroad. Among the more important aspects of translation and translation studies to be discussed are translation and its imperial connections; translation in a cultural context; translation as a form of research; translation in the curriculum and the classroom; and translation as creative practice. The issues and themes to be addressed in the conference are inextricably linked to the nationwide adoption of the mother tongue based multilingual education paradigm (MLE), as well as the increasing internationalization of higher education worldwide.
Confirmed keynote speakers are Dr. Vicente Rafael of the University of Washington at Seattle, and Dr. Harry Aveling of the Monash University, Australia. Dr. Rafael is the scholar behind the highly acclaimed books Contracting Colonialism: Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society Under Early Spanish Rule and The Promise of the Foreign: Nationalism and the Technics of Translation in the Spanish Philippines. Dr. Aveling on the other hand is a Professor in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics in Monash. He specialises in Indonesian and Malay Literature, and Translation Studies. He is among the best published English translators of Indonesian and Malaysian literary works.
The conference charges a minimal amount of P500, to cover hand outs and certificates, and wishes to touch base with as many academics and teachers as possible, especially those whose institutions or systems have adopted MLE and colleges and universities cognizant of the need to develop a global outlook in higher education. Plenary talks on translation in the classroom, and translation as scholarship are especially organized to address these pressing concerns.
Kritika Kultura is the only humanities journal in the country which is indexed in Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI). Kritika Kultura is now also indexed in SCOPUS, EBSCO, DOAJ, and the International Bibliography of the Modern Language Association, USA.