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Conference Translation and Gender, Riga, 30 September 2016

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Skrējlapa, baltaThe one-day conference Translation and Gender will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the disciplines of translation, interpretation, terminology, linguistics, literature, culture, cross-cultural and intercultural communication with regard to the concept of gender.

The aim of the conference is to focus on:

  • bridging gaps between theories and practices in translation and gender,
  • foregrounding varieties of exploratory research or gender-specific elements in translation skills and competencies,
  • highlighting the under-examined issues relating to gender in the practice of translation and terminology in different linguo-cultural contexts,
  • addressing the gender-translation research with regard to the national, regional, EU, UN agendas in gender equality policies and gender mainstreaming.

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Poetic translation of French songs into Russian

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chanson fransaiseOn March 21, Latvian Association of Interpreters and Translators celebrated Francophone Days with Anna Stroja’s creative workshop on poetic translation of songs from French. Various challenges in translating  songs from French into Russian were discussed, with illustrative examples and a live performance.