Call for proposals

The biennial conference event Art in Translation will be held in Reykjavík for the third time in the fall of 2014. It is open to academics, artists and creative entrepreneurs who wish to present their projects within an international and interdisciplinary environment. On this occasion, the title of the conference is “The Art of Being in Between.” We hope that this provides a rich vein of ideas for academics, artists and indeed anyone engaged in visual, literary, musical, dramatic, filmic or intermedial arts. As ever, we envisage translation, in the broadest sense of the word, as one of the presiding concepts of the conference, allowing us an opportunity to focus on both what can be said to be transferred between cultures and languages and what perhaps remains, in a less stable state, oscillating between them.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reality and stage
  • Art, literature and music in the electronic age
  • Imagination, constructs and fabricated memory
  • Experience and re-membering
  • Liminality and gravities
  • Shifts, ruptures and gaps
  • Between rehearsal and execution
  • Rewriting
  • Disciplines in between
  • Nations or regions? The fragmentation of nation states
  • Globality of language and culture
  • Art as mediation between cultures
  • Intermediality
  • Immigrant literatures

The deadline for proposals for papers, events, and exhibitions is May 15, 2014.

News of developments, keynote speakers and keynote events will be published on our website:

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words. All proposals must clearly state the presenter’s name, academic/professional affiliation, mailing address, phone number and email address. Presentations will be 20 minutes in length and in English.

Proposals should be sent to no later than May 15, 2014. Decisions will be announced by June 15, 2014.

Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation costs, and registration fee.