Mediterranean Editors & Translators Meeting 2013

Language, Culture and Identity

24-26 October 2013

Monastery of Poblet

Tarragona (Spain)

MET’s 9th annual meeting will be held on 24-26 October at the brand new conference facilities of the Monastery of Poblet, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the province of Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. Click here to take a virtual tour of the conference center.

Training workshops: Thursday Oct. 24 (17.00-20.00) and Friday Oct. 25 (9.00-12.00)
Conference: Friday Oct. 25 and Saturday Oct. 26

Keynote speakers

Michael Cronin
Michael Cronin holds a Personal Chair in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Dublin City University, Ireland. His research interests are translation studies, travel writing and Irish studies. His latest book, Translation in the Digital Age, examines the role of translation with regard to the debates around emerging digital technologies and analyses their social, cultural and political consequences. Click here to see Professor Cronin’s website.
Maureen Freely
Maureen Freely is a writer, translator, and senior lecturer in creative writing at Warwick University. She is also a member of English PEN. Her latest novel, Enlightenment, is an exploration of the persecution of writers in Turkey, and was published by Marion Boyars in March 2007. She is also the Turkish-into-English translator of Orhan Pamuk's recent novels. Read more about Professor Freely here.

Welcome speech

MET is honored to announce that Josep Vallverdú (Lleida, 1923), renowned Catalan narrator, playwright, poet, essayist, linguist, and translator, will open the conference by welcoming us to Poblet and talking about his experiences as a writer, translator, and educator. Mr. Vallverdú has translated more than 70 works, including those of Henry James, Graham Greene, Jack London, Martin Luther King, Oscar Wilde, and John Steinbeck. Along with other translators, he played an instrumental role in filling the publishing gap in Catalan culture. Mr. Vallverdú’s work has won many awards, including the prestigious Creu de Sant Jordi, one of the highest distinctions in Catalonia.


Click here to see the conference program and pre-conference workshops (click here for a printable PDF version of the program).

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For general queries about the conference, please contact Anne Murray.

METM13 organizing committee

Coordinator: Anne Murray
Content: Sally Burgess, Ann King, Alan Lounds, Ailish Maher, Felicity Neilson, Iain Patten
Workshops: Mary Ellen Kerans
Transport and logistics: Kelly Dickeson
Accommodation: Anne Murray
Local information: Kim Eddy, John Bates, Christian Brassington
Off-METMs: Anne Murray
Webmaster: Stephen Waller
Treasurer: Helen Casas