Major Issues in Translation Studies and Translators‘/Interpreters‘ Training location:Karazin National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine date:25-26 April 2013
Recent research has shown that many translation and similar linguistic transfer activities are much more present in newsrooms than journalists are often aware of. Like other selection filters in news procedures, languages seem to function as agenda setting, gatekeeping and framing factors. Seem from that perspective we also have to take into account the role of national image setting and the way images are represented and translated. This is where imagology or image studies comes in, the discipline dealing with the description of national and cultural stereotyping. This keynote lecture will combine findings (both methodological and contentwise) of journalism studies and imagology for asking questions about Translation Studies, in particular the inter- or multidisciplinary nature of the discipline. It will also refer to recent publications, projects and academic conferences dealing with the interconnection of Translation Studies and imagology.