|Kyle Conway presents talk Nov. 20 on Canadian news, translation|
The Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Speaker Series and Department of English present Kyle Conway, assistant professor of communications, speaking on “News Translation and Cultural Resistance” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in 300 Merrifield Hall.
News translation, which takes many forms, encounters two types of cultural resistance that hinder intercultural understanding. The first is apparent in the need to transform a text in order to make it meaningful in a new context, while the second results from the irreducibility of culture as a way of life to the form of a text. This talk illustrates both forms of resistance by analyzing a story originally broadcast on The National in Canada in 1992, and it concludes by considering how journalists and news consumers might work to overcome the distortions caused by news translation.
-- Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Assistant Professor, English, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-6391