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Baruch College Welcomes Acclaimed Writer Edith Grossman for Lecture on Translation in Literature



                                                  Photo Credit: Miguel Rajmil

NEW YORK, NY- December 6, 2012 – The Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, in partnership with the Paul André Feit Memorial Fund, will host a lecture featuring award-winning translator, poet and writer Edith Grossman. The event, titled “Translation Matters,” takes place in the Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus at 55 Lexington Avenue on December 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Center and Global Studies and Global Certificate programs.

Ms. Grossman, the author of the critically acclaimed, “Why Translation Matters,” (Yale University Press, 2011) will speak about the cultural importance of translation, the role of translators and the challenges they face in capturing the imagination and effectiveness of language throughout literature. The event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Grossman is widely known for her translation of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and has translated poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from other major Latin American writers into English. She has been awarded fellowships by Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson and Guggenheim, received the PEN Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and the Queen Sofia Translation Prize, won an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

WHAT:     Edith Grossman Lectures on “Translation Matters”
WHEN:      6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 11
WHERE:   Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
                   (Between 24th & 25th Streets)


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to

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