Involved in translation studies in Africa? Looking to decolonise your mind as a translator?

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The Department of Afroasiatic Studies, Sign Language and Language Practice (DASL) at the University of the Free State and the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa are presenting the Second School for Translation Studies (SSTSA) in Africa from 29 November to 4 December 2010. This year’s school is hosted by the University of Stellenbosch.

The School is presented for masters and doctoral students in translation studies from all over Africa with the aim of working towards an African agenda for translation studies.
The aim is to present the School on an annual basis at various locations on the African continent.

Aims

The SSTSA aims at providing a voice to translation scholars in Africa. Making this voice heard implies decolonising their own minds. The SSTSA wants to be instrumental in this respect by exposing post-graduate students in translation studies to the most recent trends in translation theory and practice and by creating networks amongst scholars and future scholars for discussing uniquely African notions of translation.

These aims include:

  • contributing to the development aims of NEPAD and the AU, amongst others, in facilitating effective communication and the effective dissemination of information in Africa;
  • engaging with African thought, African culture, and the interface between oralate and literate communities as dialogue partners for translation studies;
  • playing a social-critical role in fostering the decolonisation of the African mind;
  • developing a uniquely African agenda for translation studies;
  • promoting research in translation studies in Africa, especially empirical research concerning the role of translation in the communication needs in Africa as well as in the development aid community in Africa;
  • enhancing research skills in translation studies in Africa;
  • offering academics and advanced students in translation studies in Africa the opportunity to meet, debate relevant issues, and network;
  • enhancing translator education at African universities;
  • enhancing translation practice in Africa; and
  • providing the above in Africa in order to make it available to more students at affordable prices.

The SSTSA aims at achieving this by way of the following:

  • presenting the SSTSA annually;
  • inviting scholars from Africa to present lectures and conduct workshops;
  • inviting one non-African speaker every year to foster dialogue with translation studies across the globe – at least every second year, this speaker should be from a third-world country;
  • interacting with scholars in related disciplines, e.g. African Studies, Communication Studies to exploit various approaches to Translation Studies as an interdisciplinary field; and
  • presenting topics relevant to African interests in Translation Studies.

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Teaching Staff

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Guest Speaker Syllabus (Programme)

Programme: 29 November to 4 December

Monday – 29 November

08:30-09:00 Opening
09:00-10:30 Lecture 1: The role of translation in Africa (Dr Neville Alexander)
10:30-11:00 Refreshments
11:00-12:30 Lecture 2: The state of the art of translation studies (Prof Jackie Naudé)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Tutorials: Dr Neville Alexander and Dr Tomi Adeaga
15:30-16:00 Refreshments
16:00-17:30 Tutorials: Prof Jackie Naudé and Dr Harold Lesch
17:30–18:00 Visit to the University Library

Tuesday – 30 November

09:00-10:30 Lecture 3: The why, what and how of the historiography of translation (Prof Anthony Pym)
10:30-11:00 Refreshments
11:00-12:30 Lecture 4: Intercultural communication (Prof Christine Anthonissen)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Tutorials: Prof Anthony Pym and Dr Tomi Adeaga
15:30-16:00 Refreshments
16:00-17:30 Tutorials: Prof Christine Anthonissen and Prof Rufus Gouws

Wednesday – 1 December

09:00-10:30 Lecture 5: Literary translation in Africa (Dr Tomi Adeaga)
10:30-11:00 Refreshments
11:00-12:30 Lecture 6: Subtitling (Dr Kajingulu Mubenga)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Tutorials: Prof Anthony Pym and Dr Tomi Adeaga
15:30 -16:00 Refreshments
16:00-17:30 Tutorials: Prof Anthony Pym and Dr Kajingulu Mubenga

Thursday – 2 December

09:00-10:30 Lecture 7: The sociological turn in translation studies (Prof Anthony Pym)
10:30-11:00 Refreshments
11:00-12:30 Lecture 8: Bible translation (Prof Cynthia Miller)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Open discussion with Prof Anthony Pym
15:30 -16:00 Refreshments
16:00-17:30 Open discussion with Dr Tomi Adeaga

Friday – 3 December

09:00-10:30 Lecture 9: Lexicography as research field (Prof Rufus Gouws)
10:30-11:00 Refreshments
11:00-12:30 Lecture 10: Research methodology in interpreting studies (Dr Harold Lesch)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Mini-conference (10 minutes + 5 minutes for questions per person)
15:30-16:00 Refreshments
16:00-17:30 Mini-conference

Saturday – 4 December

09:00-10:30 Mini-conference
10:30-11:00 Refreshments
11:00-12:30 Mini-conference

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Date and Venue

The dates for this Summer School are 29 November 2010 to 4 December 2010.

The School will be presented at the Arts Building, Room 693 (6th Floor), c/o Merriman and Ryneveld Streets, University of Stellenbosch.

Registration and Fees

Eligibility

The Summer School is open to suitably qualified students from Africa.

Candidates should normally hold a masters degree in a relevant subject (typically a humanities subject involving cross cultural studies), should be proficient in English, and should either have started or be actively considering research, i.e. doctoral studies, in translation, lexicography and/or intercultural studies. Prospective participants without a masters degree may apply, but would not necessarily be accepted.

The term ‘translation studies’ covers all branches of the academic study of translation and interpreting. ‘Intercultural studies’ covers any form of communication across cultural boundaries.

Registration

If you wish to be considered for a place in the 2010 session of the Summer School, please download and complete an application form.

Please e-mail this form to Kobus Marais:

E: jmarais@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 2798.
F: +27 51 401 3511

The form will need to be accompanied by (1) a curriculum vitae and (2) a statement of purpose setting out your current or proposed research project and the Summer School's relevance to it.

A maximum of around thirty participants can be admitted to each Summer School. The deadline for receipt of applications is 20 October 2010.

Fee

For students who are sponsored by an institution, the 2010 Summer School fee is R2000.

For self-funded students the fee is R1500.

Please note that the fee covers access to library and computer facilities as well as tuition, course material, and light refreshments. It does not cover travel, accommodation, or any meals. The organizing of this is also not done by the School organizers and is the sole responsibility of the student.

Payment method

The following payment form should be downloaded, completed and forwarded by 20 October 2010. Please follow the instructions on the form for sending proof of payment.

  1. Please make an electronic payment via your bank/internet into the following account:
    Bank: ABSA
    Branch: Public Sector
    Branch code: 630 734
    Account name: University of the Free State
    Account number: 1570 850071
    Swift code: ABSAZAJJ
    Type of account: Cheque

    NB: As reference, fill in 1 151 59531 plus your initials and surname on the deposit slip.
  2. Complete the form above.
  3. Please e-mail or fax this form to Kobus Marais:
    E: jmarais@ufs.ac.za
    T: +27 51 401 2798
    F: +27 51 401 3511

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Accommodation

Affordable accommodation is available on campus. Prices are R120 per night per person. This accommodation does not include meals. If you wish to make use of this option, you should download the accommodation form, please indicate the days and whether you will take breakfast and/or dinner and forward it to the address indicated on the form:

Payment Process

  1. Please make an electronic payment before 20 October 2010 via your bank/internet into the following account:
    Bank: ABSA
    Branch: Public Sector
    Branch code: 630 734
    Account name: University of the Free State
    Account number: 1570 850071
    Swift code: ABSAZAJJ
    Type of account: Cheque

    NB: As reference, fill in 1 151 59531 plus your initials and surname on the deposit slip.
  2. Complete the form above.
  3. Please e-mail or fax this form to Kobus Marais:
    E: jmarais@ufs.ac.za
    T: +27 51 401 2798
    F: +27 51 401 3511

Other options are to book a room in one of the guest houses listed below. Please first find out where they are situated since not all of them are close to the campus. (Organising this accommodation is the student’s own responsibility.)

Paradyskloof Guesthouse, 021 880 2538; kabouterbos@wam.co.za
Yellow Lodge, 021 887 9600; yellodge@alternet.co.za
Stellenbosch Hotel, 021 887 3644; reservations@stellenboschhotel.co.za
Rivierbos Guest House, 021 887 2412; info@rivierbos.co.za
Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa, 021 689 4020
Wild Mushroom, 021 881 3586; info@wildmushroom.co.za
Eves Place B&B, 021 880 1078, evesplacebnb@hotmail.com
Rosenview, 021 855 3613; info@rosenview.com
Aan Dorpstraat, 021 886 4331; AanDorpstraat@papegaai.co.za
Knorhoek, 021 886 4331; guesthouse@knorhoek.co.za
Just Joey Gastehuis, 021 887 1799; daantjiee@telkomsa.net
Cultivar Gastehuis, 082 876 0769; izakstrauss@gmail.com
Eendracht Boutique Hotel, 021 883 8843; info@eendracht-hotel.com
Protea Hotel Dorpshuis, 021 883 9881; reservations@dorpshuis.co.za
Protea Hotel Techno Park, 021 880 9500; info@phstellenbosch.com
Oak Village B&B, 021 887 7889; oakvillage@volkskombuis.co.za
Stellenbosch Lodge: 021 888 0100; reservations@stblodge.co.za
Caledon Villas, Guesthouse, 021 883 8912; http://www.calvilla.co.za
Fynbos, 021 883 8670, info@fynbosguesthouse.co.za
Ryneveld Lodge, 021 887 4469, ryneveld@iafrica.com

Meals are available on campus at a number of places.

The campus is also close to convenience stores where groceries can be bought.

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Alumni

Lecturers 2009

Prof Christine Anthonissen (University of Stellenbosch)
Prof Ilse Feinauer (University of Stellenbosch)
Dr Kobus Marais (University of the Free State)
Dr M Masoga (Development Bank of Southern Africa)
Prof Jackie Naudé (University of the Free State)
Prof Christiane Nord (Stendahl-Magdeburg and University of the Free State)
Mr T Vanallemeersch (Lessius)

Students 2009

M Botha
L de Wet
L du Plessis
L Makhubu
J Maluleke
M Morake
L Mpolweni
M van Rooyen
S Zulu
B Zungu

Certificates

Certificates of attendance are issued at the end of the course.

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FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Nhlamulo (Lucky) Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3519
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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