Found in Translation: Understanding Shakespeare through Intercultural Dialogue

Waseda University, Tokyo

17-19 September 2022


Found in Translation is a conference that will explore the potential translation study holds for the various approaches to Shakespeare scholarship. Instead of focusing on the difficulties and technicalities of translating Shakespeare into a specific language, the conference aims to create a dialogue between translation studies and other areas of Shakespeare studies. This could include:

  • Discussions about the idea of translation as a tool for literary interpretation
  • Interpreting Shakespeare adaptations through translation theories
  • Translation as a door to new performance possibilities
  • The role of translations in reception studies
  • The significance editorial practices of the original text have in shaping a translation
  • Ways the issue of authorship may impact translations
  • Ways to think about translation in multi-media archives of global Shakespeare performances.

This conference, organized by The Shakespeare Institute (Stratford-upon-Avon) and Waseda University (Tokyo) and funded partly by the Daiwa Foundation, invites academics and practitioners to share and discuss innovative ways in which translation can contribute to Shakespearean scholarship and performance.

* Please note that the conference may be postponed and/or switched to an online or hybrid format should international travel become difficult.

Call for Papers


Please send your  proposal for a twenty-minute paper  by noon (JST) on 4 June 2022 through the following site: Abstract Submissions ( The results of the selection will be sent out by 1 July 2022. Proposals should include 1) the name of the author, with affiliation and email address, 2) a short biographical note, 3) the title of the proposed paper, and 4) a 400 to 500 word abstract. Selected papers will be organized into panels and there will be a Q&A session at the end of each panel.

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Venue: Waseda Campus – Waseda University

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