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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins: 7/30/2018
Meeting Ends: 8/3/2018

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 10/18/2017
Call For Papers Closes: 2/15/2018
Requirements for Participation

Bible Translation Workshop (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: “Bible Translation at the intersection of narratives and metaphors: perspectives and problematics” The Bible Translation workshop invites scholars from the fields of both biblical and translation studies to submit their abstracts for this year’s meeting in Helsinki. Within the context of the critical discussion of Bible translation we welcome papers focused on interdisciplinary approaches. The main focus of the 2018 workshop is on metaphor and ambiguity. We wish to examine how the metaphors and allusiveness of the source text, deeply embedded in another time and different traditions, can be rendered through the use of metaphorical tropes in the modern world. Can contemporary translation and literary theories in conjunction with hermeneutical approaches to the text provide useful insights, while at the same time maintaining the uniqueness of the source text? We hope that the workshop will provide a space where a new conceptual framework can be formed and that it can serve as a basis for further critical discussions in the broader field. Abstracts of not more than 300 words and with a reference to their theoretical basis should be submitted through the 2018 Meeting’s platform.

Program Unit Chairs

Paraskevi Arapoglou
Simon Crisp

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