Event Details

The PG & Research Department of English (Shift II) hosted an enlightening talk on the significance of translation in academic studies. P. Sridevi, Head, Department of English, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts & Science College, Uthangarai, a distinguished expert in the field, delivered a comprehensive discourse on the emergence, evolution, classifications, and notable figures in the realm of translation. She underscored the crucial role of translation in bridging linguistic and cultural gaps, facilitating communication, and fostering global understanding. She emphasized its pivotal role in various academic disciplines, including literature, philosophy, science, and diplomacy. The talk elucidated the historical development of translation, tracing its roots to ancient civilizations and highlighting its evolution over millennia. The Speaker discussed how translation practices have evolved alongside advancements in technology, socio-political changes, and cultural exchanges. The Invited Talk provided insights into the diverse classifications of translation, encompassing literary translation, scientific translation, legal translation, and more. She elaborated on the distinct challenges and techniques associated with each category, shedding light on the complexity of the translation process. The speaker delved deep into the contributions of eminent translators throughout history, including modern figures like Edward Fitzgerald and Lydia Davis. She also highlighted their significant works and enduring impact on the field of translation.

The Invited talk on Translation Studies provided valuable insights into a fundamental aspect of academia. Attendees gained a deeper understanding of the importance, evolution, classifications, and prominent figures in translation, thanks to her expertise and engaging presentation style. The event, organized by Prof. Prabhakaran, served as a platform for intellectual discourse and knowledge exchange within our Department.