Symposium 2010

NARRATING DIFFERENCE:
Visual Dilemmas on Intercultural Translation

March 20, 2010, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona

The topics for this fourth edition are the (inter)cultural translation on the one hand and the ability / inability to narrate ‘difference’ and ‘otherness’ by means of visual images. Following this point of departure, our speakers will examine that sort of global visual consensus that liberal multiculturalism introduced during the eighties, which seems to have promoted the proliferation of ambivalent images of the Other. What happens when we attempt to narrate and to translate difference from the point of view of the global / postcolonial studies? Does the untranslatable can be understood as an ideal condition for intercultural negotiation and tactical engagement with alterity in the same way that translatability is perceived as the starting point for a dialogical encounter between diverse visual cultures? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the symposium.

Speakers
Juan Vicente Aliaga, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Mieke Bal, ASCA-Amsterdam University
Joaquín Barriendos, Universitat de Barcelona
Luca Giocoli, Universitat de Barcelona
Anna Maria Guasch, Universitat de Barcelona
Carles Guerra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, University of Manchester
Martí Peran, University of Barcelona, Spain
Josep-Maria Martí, HEAD-Geneva University of Art and Design
Arola Valls, Universitat de Barcelona

Moderators
Juan Vicente Aliaga, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Joaquin Barriendos, University of Barcelona, Spain
Andrea Díaz, University of Barcelona, Spain
Patricia Hambrona, University of Barcelona, Spain
Rafael Pinilla, University of Barcelona, Spain

Conveners
Joaquin Barriendos, Columbia University, Nueva York
Anna Maria Guasch, Universitat de Barcelona

With the support of:
Arts Santa Mònica
Ministerio de Ciencia y Educación / HAR2010-17403 / 2011-2013
University of Barcelona, Departament de Historia de l’Art