Mediterranean Translations – Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Mediterranean Studies MRP Conference: Translation

Friday, 15 November • Townsend Center, UC Berkeley
Translating the Mediterranean Flyer (PDF)


9:30-10:00 AM Registration

10:00-10:15 AM Welcome and Introduction
Ignacio Navarrete (Spanish & Portuguese)

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Panel I: Translators and Translations

David Wacks (Romance Languages, University of Oregon)
“Translation of Remains and Translation of Texts: Symbolic Capital in Libro del Caballero Zifar

M. Dascha Inciarte (Translation and Interpretation, National Hispanic University)
“Double Translations in Viaje de Turquía

Claire Gilbert (History, UC Los Angeles)
“Translating Expertise: The Case of Jorge Henin, a Flemish Alfaqueque in Istanbul, Morocco, and Madrid”

Baki Tezcan (History and Religious Studies, UC Davis)
“Lost–and Found—in Translation: Ibrahim Muteferrika, his Biblical Translations, and Maneuvering Conversion in the Early Modern Mediterranean”

12:15-1:30 PM Lunch (provided for conference pre-registrants)

1:30-3:00 PM Panel II: Expanding Horizons

Christine Chism (English, UC Los Angeles)
“History in Translation: Ibn Khaldun and Tamerlane”

Daniel Selden (Literature, UC Santa Cruz)
“Two Types of Mediterranean Novels”

Michelle Hamilton (Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
“Translation, Civilization and the Limits of the Mediterranean”

3:00-3:30 PM Break

3:30-5:00 PM Panel III: Problems & Contexts

Siobhan McElduff (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia)
“Speaking as Greeks, Speaking for Greeks: Orality and Its Problems in Roman Translation”

Peter Cowe (Armenian Studies, UC Los Angeles)
“Translation as a Means of Integrating the Inchoative Armenian State of Cilicia into Wider Mediterranean Norms (late 12th and 13th centuries)”

Zrinka Stahuljak (French-Francophone Studies/Comparative Literature, UC Los Angeles)
“Dying for a Good Translation, or Translation Martyrdom (1291-1499)”

5:00-6:00 PM Reception


Mediterranean Studies MRP Fall 2013 Workshop: Translation

Saturday, 16 November • Townsend Center, UC Berkeley


9:30-10:00 AM Registration

10:00-10:15 AM Introductions: Brian Catlos and Sharon Kinoshita
Co-directors, UC Mediterranean Studies Multicampus Research Project

10:15-11:30 AM S. J. Pearce (Spanish & Portuguese, New York University)
“Cide Hamete at the Bodleian and the Beinecke: The Fictional Arabic Translators Talk Back”

11:30-11:45 AM Break

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Mona El-Sherif (Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami)
“Nineteenth-Century Arabic Translations of the Mediterranean: From Shaykh to Translator and the Development of Secular Narratives in renaissance Arabic Literature”

1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (provided for pre-registered participants only)

2:00-3:10 PM Jonathan Haddad (French, UC Berkeley)
“Churning kaymak into vin: Jean de Laroque and the Turkish Republic of Letters, 1732-38”

3:10-3:30 PM Break

3:30-4:45 PM Keynote: Karla Mallette (Italian and Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan)
“Against Translation: The Cosmopolitan Language as Literary Medium”

4:45-5:15 PM Concluding Remarks

5:15-6:00 PM Reception