Art in Translation 2014

Art in Translation 2014 will be held in Reykjavík September 18-20. The main emphasis of this year’s event will be The Art of Being In-between.

The Nordic House

We have already secured the first keynote speaker, Emeritus Professor Roger M.A. Allen. He served as Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations for 43 years.  From 2005-11 he served as Chair of the Department.  In 2008 he was elected President-elect of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and served as the association’s president in the year 2009-2010.

Art in Translation is a three-day international event where scholars and artists of all kinds deal with texts through lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and performances. The aim is to create an interdisciplinary forum to explore the connections between language and various art forms.

Art in Translation is a biennial conference held by The University of Iceland, Iceland Academy of the Arts and The University of Manitoba in cooperation with the Nordic House, Ministry of Culture and Education, Reykjavík City of Literature and others. It will now be held for the third time. The other two have been hailed by participants, who have come from around the world, as one of the most interesting and entertaining conferences they have ever attended.

A call for proposals will be sent out in March 2014.