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In this seminar, Dr. Remy Attig, Assistant Professor of Translation Studies & Spanish at BGSU, will discuss “cislation,” a term he proposes to refer to the existence of a text solely within the language and culture whence it emerged, which may be preferred over translation for any number of reasons. Attig will explore some of those motivations and workshop with participants how the notion of cislation might enrich the larger fields of translation studies and queer studies. Dr. Attig’s work draws from postcolonial and queer theories in translation studies, sociolinguistics, and cultural studies to explore activist and social justice movements in these communities. This seminar will be descriptive, theoretical, and creative—you won’t want to miss it!

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Theorizing Non-Translation Through the Lens of Queer Studies