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New Voices in Translation Studies Call for Papers and Ph.D. Abstracts

New Voices in Translation Studies Call for Papers and Ph.D. Abstracts

The editors of New Voices in Translation Studies are looking for article submissions and abstracts of recently completed and defended doctoral theses for publication in the next issue (May 2013). Please refer to the style guidelines, which can be accessed via www.iatis.org, and send articles and/or abstracts to newvoices@dcu.ie. The... more

Tokyo: Writing Lessons from Entertainment Translation

Tokyo: Writing Lessons from Entertainment Translation

Speaker: Alexander O. Smith
Place: Wesley Center (6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo) 東京都港区南青山6-10-7 (Map)
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012
Time: 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Attendance Fee: 1,000 yen for SWET members; 1,500 yen for non-members; special student rate 500 yen

For further information write to info[at]swet.jp.

This talk will... more

Flash! Flash Fiction Call for “Contemporary very short stories in English translation”

Flash! Flash Fiction Call for “Contemporary very short stories in English translation”

For the forthcoming anthology Flash Fiction International, W.W. Norton. Editors Robert Shapard, James Thomas, and Chris Merrill (Director, University of Iowa International Writing Program).

We are looking for contemporary very short stories in English translation, limit about 1,000 words. We usually reprint works already published; but will... more

Comfort Food for Wordsmiths

Comfort Food for Wordsmiths

“Arts minister, but art thieves. Drugs tsar, but drug dealers. When you put a noun in front of another noun, should it be singular or plural?” Andy Bodle, a subeditor and writer, explains all in a recent post on the Mind Your Language Blog in the Guardian.

News item via Julie Kuma.

The Language Inside • Holly Thompson

The Language Inside • Holly Thompson

Due out in March 2013, SWET member Holly Thompson's new novel, The Language Inside is now available for pre-order from Amazon Japan. On her blog, Hatbooks, she tells about this new story in verse, about a girl raised in Japan who has to move to the States, her longing to be back in Japan, and her adjustments to her new life. The new cover,... more

Fresh Currents • from Kyoto Journal

Fresh Currents • from Kyoto Journal

The editors of Kyoto Journal are putting out a call for support for a special publication, Fresh Currents: Japan's Flow from a Nuclear Past to a Renewable Future, which investigates the disastrous results of Japan's nuclear energy program, and the real potential for shifting to fully renewable energy sources.

Help Kickstart a renewable... more