International Seminar on Beyond Translation: Transcending the Frontiers of (Re)Writing

Organizer: The Department of English University of Calicut IN COLLABORATION WITH National Translation Mission (NTM) CIIL, Mysore

About the Seminar (Offline)

  • When: 23, 24, 25 January 2023
  • Venue: EMS Seminar Complex, University of Calicut
  • Call for Papers

Registration Fees (On the Spot)

  • Students: Rs 200/-
  • Research Scholars: Rs 300/-
  • Faculty: Rs 500/-

Publication: Selected Papers will be published in Interventions, the Biannual Double-Blind Peer-Reviewed Research Journal of the Department of English, University of Calicut

Thrust Areas

  • Translation
  • Interpretation
  • Adaptation
  • New Media
  • Audio Descriptions
  • Subtitling
  • Linguistics

A ‘Graduate Research Session’ is also planned in order to encourage students and young researchers to explore further studies in Translation. Innovative papers, ideas, and readings are invited from Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and MPhil scholars. Special cash prizes will be awarded to papers exhibiting excellent scholarship.

Abstracts are invited from academicians, researchers as well as practitioners of Translation and Adaptation.

Kindly send your abstracts (400 words) to: on or before 5 January 2023

Kindly ensure that the abstracts contain the following information:

  • Title of the Paper
  • Name of the Presenter
  • Designation
  • Contact Details (Email, Mobile/Whatsapp)
  • Session (Regular Paper or Graduate Research)

Abstracts will be screened. Acceptance will be intimated by 10 January. Please prepare your papers (3000-5000 words) according to guidelines of MLA 9th edition . Selected papers will be published in forthcoming issues of Interventions, the Journal of the Department of English, University of Calicut.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: 5 January 2023
  • Intimation of Acceptance: 8-10 January 2023
  • Submission of Full Papers: 20 January 2023
  • Submit your abstracts and full-papers to:


Dr. M.K. Jayaraj, Vice Chancellor, University of Calicut
Prof. Shailendra Mohan, Director, CIIL, Mysore


Dr. Janaky Sreedharan
Dr. K.M. Sherrif
Dr. Sajitha M.A.
Dr. Shamla K.M.
Dr. Umer Thasneem
Dr. Ayshath Shamah Rahmath
Dr. Abdul Kayoom


Office: 0494 240 7259 – Head of the Department: 0494 240 7397
Seminar Convener: +91 9746049781- Email:

Beyond Translation: Transcending the Frontiers of (Re)Writing

The Department of English, University of Calicut, warmly invites you to the Three- Day International Seminar on “Beyond Translation: Transcending the Frontiers of (Re)Writing” to be conducted on 23, 24 &
25 January 2023 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) in collaboration with the National Translation Mission
(NTM), Mysore, to honour Dr. K.M. Sherrif, who is retiring from service in March 2023. Keeping in line with the idea of “translation as rewriting”, this seminar seeks to forge beyond the conventional confines which Translation Studies have long been burdened with, at least in the Indian Context, and attempts to engage with themes that challenge the established concepts and foster multi- and-interdisciplinary perspectives

Dr. K.M. Sherrif

Dr.K.M. Sherrif is an academician and a practising translator who translates between Malayalam, English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Tamil. Among his better- known works are, Ekalavyas with Thumbs (1999), the
first translation of Gujarati Dalit writing into English, and ” Kunhupaathumma’s Tryst with Destiny”, the first study of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer’s fiction in English. Therefore, in line with the work and research with which Dr. Sherrif has been engaged over the years, this seminar aims to continue and take forward the discipline of Translation Studies into less explored avenues.

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