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The Politics of Polyglossia
Start Date: 5/6/2013Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 5/6/2013End Time: 6:00 PM
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Event Description
Does the transposition of words from one language to another – the shift of a text between contexts – change not only the work translated, but its political implications, the fate of its author, the political situation of the country or culture from which it emerged, or the one in which its translation is published?

Panels will address translation and transgression, the future of digital polyglossia, the impact of translation and international recognition on human rights and freedom of speech in China, and "other Russias" — the Russian 20th century from the perspectives of Cuba and the Arab world. Panelists include poet Jeffrey Yang, translator of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo with poet and human rights activist Larry Siems; Warscapes.com founder Bhakti Shringarpure with WordsWithoutBorders.com director Jeffrey Mandelbaum and VoicesofNY.org editor Maite Junco; Croatian theorist and translator Darija Zilic with scholar and translator Patrick Greaney; and Arabist Margaret Litvin with Cuba-Soviet Union specialist Jacqueline Loss. Keynote Speaker: Motoyuki Shibata, Japan's foremost translator of contemporary American literature.

For more information go to The Center for the Humanities. Event is located at the CUNY Graducate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY 10016. General Information: 212-817-2005. Room C204/C205.
Location Information:
Off-Campus/External
Contact Information:
Name: Esther Allen
Phone: 646 416 3971
Email: esther.allen@baruch.cuny.edu
Pollyglossia
Schools/Departments:
  • Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

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