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Call for papers : The Judith Woodsworth Lecture

7th edition of the keynote lecture for young researchers created by ACT-CATS in 2017 Montreal, 10–13 June 2024


Deadline to submit a proposal: March 15, 2024



ACT-CATS, in association with TTR, is seeking proposals from graduate students conducting research in translation and interpreting studies to give a 40-minute lecture, followed by a 20-minute question period, at a plenary session. The lecture will be delivered during the 2024 Conference TTR turns 35: Redefining translation? Historical fluctuations, new practices, and epistemologies in the making, organized by the journal TTR in partnership with ACT-CATS.


A $500 grant will be given to the speaker as a contribution towards the cost of attending the conference. Note that students who have already submitted a proposal to the TTR Conference may nonetheless submit a proposal to the Judith Woodsworth Lecture.


• Eligibility: Students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at a Canadian or international university, and whose research is related to translation and interpreting studies. Previous winners of the Judith Woodsworth Lecture cannot apply.

• Language: English or French

• Date: The paper will be given during the Conference TTR turns 35: Redefining translation? Historical fluctuations, new practices, and epistemologies in the making, June 10–13, 2024

• Place: Montreal (McGill University, Université de Montréal, Concordia University) To submit a proposal, please send the documents listed below to following address: contact@act-cats.ca

• Last name, first name, contact information, e-mail address, name of your university and program

• Curriculum vitae

• A 500-word abstract followed by 3 to 5 bibliographic references

• A 100 to 150-word text indicating the status of your research (at present and expected at the time of the Conference)


The jury will be composed Audrey Canalès, Marie-France Guénette and Hélène Buzelin, respectively president, vice president and chair of the program committee of ACT-CATS.

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