Call for Papers: Special issue of Target


Translation and Labour. Edited by Cornelia Zwischenberger and Alexa Alfer.

Submission deadline: 15 January 2024

We welcome proposals for conceptual papers as well as case studies and empirical research contributions that address the labour and work of translation and interpreting in both theory and practice, and in, among others, the following contexts:

  • translation and interpreting as labour and/or work
  • flows of translational capital and value accumulation in professional and non-professional contexts
  • translation and interpreting as digital labour
  • translation and interpreting as (im)material labour
  • translation and interpreting as fan labour
  • translation and interpreting as affective labour and/or emotional labour
  • narratives of translational labour/work and their effect(s) on the interests, status, and working conditions of translators and other stakeholders

To propose a paper, please send your abstract (700-800 words excluding references) to both editors of this Special Issue:

•      Alexa Alfer (

•      Cornelia Zwischenberger (

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