24 January, 2022 by Kasia Lech | 0 comments

The IFTR Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy (TAD) Working Group will be meeting at the IFTR conference in Reykjavík, Iceland, 20 June to 24 June 2022 and we call fro papers.

In response to the theme of the Reykjavík 2022 conference – Shifting Centres (In the Middle of Nowhere) – the TAD working group proposes the following specific topics (including any intersections or combinations therein):


·       Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy and Post/de/colonialism

·       Translation, Adaptation, Dramaturgy and the ideas of centre and periphery / text and margin

·       Translation, Adaptation, Dramaturgy, and Migration

·       Practices of Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy that arise from peripheries

·       Translation, Adaptation, Dramaturgy and Activism

·       Spatial Dramaturgies and decentralisation/ polycentricity

·       Dramaturgies of Protest

·       Translation, Adaptation, Dramaturgy overcoming centralisation in the post-COVID cyberworld

 *   Open call: We encourage other submissions that address translation, adaptation and dramaturgy, including those that do not directly refer to the conference theme.


The co-conveners will arrange abstracts into panels grouped by connected topics. Papers (up to 3000 words) are pre-circulated four weeks before the conference, followed by brief (up to 10 minutes) verbal presentations at the conference to ensure time for discussion and exchange. We are open to proposals featuring other presentation formats that fit the allocated timeframe.

WG members currently have a book project underway on politics of translation adaptation and dramaturgy but are open to starting new collaborative projects too.


We welcome both existing and new WG members to submit papers on any aspect of translation, adaptation and dramaturgy. We are keen to hear from academics and researchers at all career stages and welcome attendees from diverse geographical locations. The WG aims to encourage lively and energized debates during the sessions and in this spirit, we also invite observers to attend and contribute to our discussions. The group is welcoming and inclusive and we will be organizing a social event for all of our WG members during the week of the conference.

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and are due 31 January 2022.

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