November 10-11, 2023
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Modern Greek Program and Department of Comparative Literature
The 10th Biennial MGSA Workshop on Pedagogy aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and practices in all areas of translation pedagogy, as well as in the uses of translation as a pedagogical tool across a curriculum that includes the study of Greek language, cultures and societies.
The proliferation of Translation Studies programs, degrees and conferences around the world is a minor victory for the humanities, in a world otherwise dominated by the study of STEM fields. At the same time, the role of translation in language teaching and learning is also undergoing reassessment with a considerable corpus of scholarship advocating for its revival. Translation is seen as central to the internationalization of any curriculum, to social justice advocacy, to the notion of mediation between cultures and the development of global literacies and interculturality and has been hailed by the MLA as “an indispensable component of intellectual exchange and development throughout recorded history”.
The MGSA Undergraduate Studies Committee is seeking participation from colleagues who employ translation or teach translation in undergraduate courses with a significant Modern Greek component and who wish to make a practice- oriented (30 mins) or research- oriented presentation (20 mins) presentation on one of the topics mentioned below or a related topic. Practice-oriented presentations should include an interactive component.
Please send a short description of your proposal, approximately 200 words, to the organizing committee by June 30th. Please send your proposals to [email protected], with the subject line: "Translation Across the Curriculum".
Some of the questions and pedagogical issues we hope to explore and discuss in the context of presentations are: