Call for Papers: International Colloquium - Translation Studies and Geopolitics

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Translation and geopolitics have been inextricably linked since the era of the dragoman, but upheavals at the beginning of this century (the war against terrorism, the war in Iraq, the Arab Spring, the wars in Libya, Syria and the Ukraine, as well as other conflicts with international stakes, including the rise of extremism in Europe) have considerably affected and changed the work conditions of language professionals in general, and that of translators in particular. Languages have always been used to speak about ones enemies, but also with one’s enemies. We can see increasing politization of the actors, and the use of translation products and multilingual communication for political or ideological ends both in the field and in the virtual sphere.

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