Fandom in Translation Conference

13 January, 2018. Hoa Sen University

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Hoa Sen University, Vietnam and British Academy, UK will host an international conference in order to update the latest knowledge concerning translation studies for academics, researchers, and either translators or interpreters.

The conference will take place on the 13th of January, 2018 at Hoa Sen University at 08 Nguyen Van Trang Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 01, Ho Chi Minh City.

This conference, in particular, will focus on Fandom in Translation, which is concerned with unofficial translation of various forms of written or multimedia products produced by fans or amateurs. These fan translations do not always compete with official translations, but supplement them and allow for greater access to key cultural and popular texts. Building on work in fan studies and translation studies, the conference will explore the range of translations available on the Vietnamese web and investigate translation strategies and reception of specific examples.

The conference will provide participants with plenty of opportunities to explore translation and relevant areas such as issues regarding translating films, songs, or games. After each presentation, participants will be able to exchange their views with the speakers. There will be a panel discussion at the end of the conference which allows participants to raise their questions or share their experience with regard to fan translation.

8:00 – 8:30 Welcoming guests and registration
8:30 – 8:50 Opening speech
8:50 – 9:30 An Overview of Fan Translation

Dr. Jonathan Evans
University of Portmouth, UK

9:30 – 10:00 TBC

Dr. Truong Bach Le – Hue University

10:00 – 10:15 Tea Break
10:15 – 10:45 Fan Translation and Trinh Cong Son

Dr. Luong Van Nhan
University of Huddersfield, UK

10:45 – 11:15 Fan Translation: Concepts and Initial Implementation in the context of a higher education institution in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

Mr. Dao Phong Lam
Can Tho University

11:15 – 11:45 Netflix Nation and the Fansub

Dr. Tessa Dwyer
Monash University, Australia

Lunch Time
13:30 – 14:00 Subtitling the Fabric of Cultural Citizenship: Methodological Implications

Prof. Luis Pérez-González
University of Manchester, UK

14:00 – 14:30 Vietnamese Fans with Translation

Dr. Huynh Van Tai
Hoa Sen University

14:30 – 15:00  Mr. Phan Tuan Quoc
Young Translators Group
15:00 – 15:15 Tea Break
15:15 – 16:15 Plenary Discussion
16:15 – 16:30 Closing Ceremony

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