Translation Studies and Children’s Literature – Current topics and future perspectives

Since the 1970s and 1980s, the translation of children’s literature has attracted the attention of many scholars in various fields. On 18, 19 and 20 October 2017, KU Leuven and the University of Antwerp (Belgium) will organise an interdisciplinary conference on Translation Studies and Children’s Literature that aims to investigate the intersection between translation studies and children’s literature studies, offer a state of the art of current trends in the study of children’s literature in translation, and consider future perspectives for this field. How can the concepts, methods and topics used to study children’s literature contribute to the field of Translation Studies? What research questions are opened up by studying children’s books from a Translation Studies perspective? And what potential avenues have only recently been opened up, or remain as yet uncovered? The conference will take place on the occasion of the academic retirement of Prof. dr. Jan Van Coillie (University of Leuven), a pioneer in this area of study.

The conference will be held in Brussels (18 & 19 October 2017) and Antwerp (20 October 2017). The conference will open with a lecture by Jan Van Coillie in Brussels on Wednesday 18 October at 6 PM and ends on Friday 20 October at 7 PM.

Keynote speakers are:

Gillian Lathey (University of Roehampton London, UK)
Cecilia Alvstad (University of Oslo, Norway)
Emer O’Sullivan (Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany)
Jan Van Coillie (University of Leuven, Belgium)