Call for Papers - Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting Studies

Across Time, Across the Globe: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Translation and Interpreting Studies

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Registration is now closed. (Deadline for submitting abstracts: 28 February 2019)

Aims and scope

Following the legacy of the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Leeds, the Third Biennial Leeds CTS Postgraduate Translation and Interpreting Conference aims to provide a platform for postgraduate scholars in Translation and Interpreting Studies (T&I) to present their research projects and exchange ideas with peers and senior colleagues. In line with our research culture at the University of Leeds, this conference aims to foster collaboration and communication between researchers from different disciplines and encourage theoretical and methodological exchanges.

T&I has developed from poly-disciplinary origins into an inter-discipline, which is reflected in the conference central theme: “Across Time, Across the Globe: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Translation and Interpreting Studies”. It also features two dimensions, the time dimension extends from the early practical and theoretical approaches to present-day media and political discourses, and the geographic dimension traverses from Anglophone zones to other world language areas. In engaging the multitude objects of study with inter-disciplinary approaches, we aim to gain new insights into the study of products, processes, agents and social-cultural contexts of T&I, and also address some challenges faced by T&I investigations that share borders with various disciplines. Therefore, this conference will cover a range of current trends in T&I.

About the conference

Leeds CTS Conference distinguishes itself in three ways. First, it is scheduled compactly in one day with two keynote speeches, a round-table discussion and several parallel sessions. Second, it brings together leading scholars who will engage in discussions and interact with students. Third, it offers free registration for participants.

Date: 11 June 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 09:00-18:00
Venue: Centre for Translation Studies (CTS), Michael Sadler Building
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies,
University of Leeds, UK
Language: English

Conference theme

Aross Time, Across the Globe: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Translation and Interpreting Studies

Confirmed keynote speakers
Luis Pérez-González - University of Manchester
Jeremy Munday - University of Leeds

Scientific Committee (in alphabetical order)
Jacob Blakesley - University of Leeds
Jeremy Munday - University of Leeds 
Luis Pérez-González - University of Manchester
Sara Ramos Pinto - University of Leeds
Serge Sharoff - University of Leeds
Binhua Wang - University of Leeds

We welcome papers and presentations on topics related, but not limited to:

  • Ideology, power and politics in translation and interpreting
  • Multimodality in translation and interpreting
  • Translation and the media
  • Corpus and critical discourse analysis approaches to translation and interpreting
  • Literary translation
  • Translation and intercultural studies
  • Translation theory and the history of ideas

Key dates

28 February 2019: Deadline for submitting abstracts (up to 300 words)

18 March 2019: Notification of acceptance

18 March 2019: Registration opens

20 May 2019: Registration closes

11 June 2019: Date of Conference


Participation will be free, but registration will be required. Please note registration opens on 18 March and information will be posted nearer the time.

Submission guidelines

Abstract submissions are invited for 20-minute oral presentations followed by a 10-minute Q&A. Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words (with 3 to 5 keywords and references) and a short bio of up to 100 words as a file attachment including the title of the paper, author name, affiliation and email address to: by 28 February 2019.

Further information

Further information will be published on the conference website in due course. Should you have any enquiries about this conference, please feel free to contact the organising committee at

We hope to see you in beautiful Yorkshire in the summer.