2nd Valencia/Napoli Colloquium on gender and translation





Dipartimento di Studi Letterari, Linguistici e Comparati


Palazzo del Mediterraneo, Naples, 8-9 February 2018


2nd Valencia/Napoli Colloquium on Gender and Translation: Translating/Interpreting LSP through a Gender Perspective





The Dipartimento di Studi Letterari, Linguistici e Comparati of the Università di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’ and The GenText Research Group of the Universitat de València organize jointly the second Valencia/Napoli Colloquium on Gender & Translation. The main aim of this initiative is to periodically offer a broad view of research on translation and gender/sexuality around the world, as it is becoming a powerful and critical intersection for number of disciplines such as Translation Studies, Linguistics, Semiotics, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies and Media Studies.

After the 1st Valencia/Napoli Colloqiuim: Translating Sexual Equality which took place in Valencia last October and gathered many scholars from all over Europe, the 2nd Colloqiuim will take place in Naples next February and will be focused on translating/interpreting LSP. Many studies have been devoted to the languages of law, medicine, media, tourism, advertising, arts and business but not through a gender perspective, similarly feminist translation theory and practice has been only partially devoted to LSP and interpreting.

The conference aims at closing this gap and invite scholars and translators to send proposals (300 words) on any aspect of LSP translation and interpreting from a gender perspective in different European languages and cultures.


Proposed (but not limited) topics are:


Gender perspectives on LSP translation

Gender issues in LSP translation and interpretino

Gender and translation accuracy

Teaching translation and interpreting from a gender perspective

Methodological approaches and translation practices

Corpus-based translation research and gender issues

LSP, EU legal language and gender

Effective translation and interpretating in the LSP environment

LSP Terminology, translation and gender sensitivity

Language, gender and translation in business contexts

Translation and gender-based analysis in health research

Translation, gender and participant roles in court interpreting

Translation, gender and the Media

Audiovisual translation from a gendered perspective

Gender issues in the translation of advertising and tourist texts

Gender issues in scientific and technical translations

Translation-related professions and gender/feminist perspective

What does feminist translation theory and practice has to offer to specialised language?



Official languages of the Colloqiuim: English, Italian, Spanish.


Deadline for proposals:

1 December 2017. Abstracts should be sent to efederici@unior.it and sazollo@unior.it and include: name(s) of authors, affiliation, title, 4 keywords to identify the subject matter of your presentation. Applicants will be notified of the organizers’ decision by December 20.



COLLOQUIUM COORDINATOR: Eleonora Federici (efederici@unior.it)



Bianca Del Villano (bdelvillano@unior.it)

Federico Pio Gentile (fpgentile@unior.it)

Sole Alba Zollo (sazollo@unior.it)



Francesca De Cesare (L’Orientale)

Augusto Guarino (L’Orientale)

Oriana Palusci (L’Orientale)

José Santaemilia (Universitat de Valencia)



Mirella Agorni (Università Cattolica Milano)

Oriana Palusci (L’Orientale)

José Santaemilia (Universitat de Valencia)

4th plenary speaker to be confirmed