2nd International Symposium on Translation and Knowledge Transfer: New trends in the theory and practice of translation and interpreting (TRAK)
Córdoba (Spain), 18-19 November 2021

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Conference theme

The second TRAK symposium explores the fundamental role of translation and interpreting as channels for the dissemination of knowledge, bringing languages and cultures closer in a diversified world. Through this approach, we intend to bring together scholars, practitioners and researchers representing different areas of translation and interpreting, in order to discuss the rapidly changing situation in the translation and interpreting disciplines, as well as professional aspects and recent research trends in the contemporary world.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 situation, the 2nd International Symposium on Translation and Knowledge Transfer will be held online.

Topics of interest for presentation at the symposium include, but are not limited to: 

Translation Theory

  • Research methods: Sociology applied to translation and interpreting.
  • Interdisciplinarity in translation research.
  • Translation perspectives: Turns, shifts and new fields of inquiry.
  • Interculturality and transculturality in translation and interpreting.
  • Translation and gender studies.
  • The impact of translation and language policies on multilingualism.

Translation Practice

  • New careers: Postediting, transcreation and technology management.
  • Digitalization, translation technologies and automatic translation.
  • Developments in translation project management.
  • Multimodal translation: emerging forms of intersemiotic transfer in professional and non-professional settings.
  • Reception, consumers’ choice and potential impact on translated products.
  • Applied uses of translation for language learning.
  • A new era for didactics: new strategies for online teaching.
  • Intralinguistic translation and accesibility.

The working languages are English and French. Presentations will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Please submit abstracts of 300 words (excluding references) via e-mail. The submission deadline is 30 May 2021, and acceptance or rejection will be communicated by 1 July 2021.

Your Abstract Submission must include the following information and be adapted to our Abstract Sheet.
Institution, Company of freelance translator or interpreter (specify): 
Abstract (Max. 300 words):
Phone number: 

Keynote speakers

Georges Bastin (Université de Montréal)

Raquel Lázaro Gutiérrez (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)

Registration and payment:


Speakers – Early bird fee (before 15 September) 50 €                   
Speakers – Last call (16-30 September) 65 €
Participants – Early bird fee (before 15 Sept.) 15€
Participants – Last call (16-30 September) 25€
Students (Student’s ID card must be attached) (before 30 September) 5€

Payment: details coming soon

E-mail address for correspondence:

Symposium organisation


Carmen Expósito Castro (Universidad de Córdoba)

Mar Ogea Pozo (Universidad de Córdoba)


Francisco Rodríguez Rodríguez (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

Scientific committee

Jorge Díaz Cintas (University College London)

Georges Bastin (Université de Montréal)

Nicolas Froelinger (Université Paris Diderot)

Daniel Cassany (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Christiane Nord (University of the Free State en Bloemfontein)

Sylvie Monjean-Decaudin (Sorbonne Université)

Organising committee

Alejandro Bolaños García-Escribano (University College London, UK)

Carla Botella Tejera (Universidad de Alicante)

Elisa Calvo Encinas (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

Pilar Castillo Bernal (Universidad de Córdoba)

Soledad Díaz Alarcón (Universidad de Córdoba)

Martha Gaustad (Universidad de Córdoba)

Shuang Li (KU Leuven)

Beatriz Martínez Ojeda (Universidad de Córdoba)

María Luisa Rodríguez Muñoz (Universidad de Córdoba)

Boris Vázquez Calvo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

María Azahara Veroz González (Universidad de Córdoba)

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