Translation and Gender in the Profession

(4th Valencia-Napoli Colloquium)

Bergamo, 25-27 June 2020


CERLIS, the Research Centre on Languages for Specific Purposes of the University of Bergamo, organizes the next Conference on Translation in the Profession. After the successful 3rd Valencia/Napoli Colloquium on Gender & Translation, jointly organized by the GenText Research Group of the Universitat de València, the Dipartimento di Studi Letterari, Linguistici e Comparati of the Università di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’, and the GETLIHC Research Group (Grup de Estudis de Gènere: Traducciò, Literatura, Història i Comunicaciò), CERLIS takes over the initiative and proposes a Conference whose aim is to offer a broad view of research on Translation and Gender in the Profession around the world. The theme will be tackled from transdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, with various methodological approaches for LSP analysis (Translation Studies, Translation Theory and Practice, Applied and Cognitive Linguistics, Social Semiotics, Corpus Linguistics, etc.), especially in regard to discourses of academia, law, business, science, medicine (and their popularized forms), as well as tourism and the media, with a specific focus on gender perspectives.


Plenary lectures will be delivered by the following keynote speakers:

David Katan (Università del Salento)

José Santaemilia (Universitat de València)

Pascale Sardin (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)

Jane Sunderland (University of Lancaster)


Abstracts and presentations should reflect at least one of the following themes:

  • LSP translation, transcreation and gender issues
  • Interpretation, community interpreting and gender issues
  • LSP translation accuracy and gender issues
  • Audiovisual translation from a gendered perspective
  • Teaching translation and interpreting from a gender perspective
  • Methodological approaches and translation practices and gender issues
  • Corpus-based translation research and gender issues
  • LSP Terminology, translation and gender sensitivity
  • Language, gender and translation in business contexts
  • Translation and gender-based analysis in academic discourse
  • Translation and gender-based analysis in science/health research
  • Gender issues in scientific and technical translations
  • Translation, gender and participant roles in court interpreting
  • Language, gender and translation in popularized forms of LSP discourse
  • LSP, EU legal language and gender
  • Translation, gender and the Media
  • Gender issues in the translation of tourist texts


Official languages of the conference: English, French, German, Spanish.


Deadline for proposals
20th February 2020. Instructions for abstract submission can be found here: https://easychair.org/cfp/11thCERLIS



Larissa D’Angelo (Università degli studi di Bergamo)
Patrizia Anesa (Università degli studi di Bergamo)
Gabriella Carobbio (Università degli studi di Bergamo)
Stefania Consonni (Università degli studi di Bergamo)
Sara Amadori (Università degli studi di Bergamo)



Stefania Maci (Università degli studi di Bergamo)
Michele Sala (Università degli studi di Bergamo)
Cinzia Spinzi (Università degli studi di Bergamo)
Eleonora Federici (Università Napoli Orientale)
José Santaemilia (Universitat de Valencia)


Social programme

The social programme includes:

- A welcome evening reception on 25th June 2020.

- A conference dinner on 26th June 2020.



The deadline for submissions is 20th February 2020. Colleagues planning to give a paper should submit a 300-word abstract of their proposal, specifying: the title of their presentation and the conference theme. Instructions for abstract submission can be found here: https://easychair.org/cfp/11thCERLIS. Acceptance will be notified by 10th March 2020.



A selection of conference papers will be published in a volume and/or journal issue. Finalized versions of papers submitted for publication in the proceedings should be emailed to cerlis@unibg.it by 15th October 2020 at the latest. The upper limit is 7,000 words (10,000 for plenary papers), including references, footnotes, tables, etc. For formatting guidelines, please follow the stylesheet


Download the Stylesheet here.


How to contact us

By email: cerlis@unibg.it

By post: CERLIS 2020 – Università di Bergamo – Piazza Rosate 2 – 24129 Bergamo (Italy)

By telephone: + 39.035.2052.738 or + 39.035.2052.721

By fax: + 39.035.2052.738 or + 39.035.2052.789