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April 2020

The Translation Symposium at Bard College

April 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Panel: Interpreting on the Page Marguerite Feitlowitz (Bennington College) Esther Allen (Baruch College) Barbara Epler (Publisher / Editor-in-Chief, New Directions) Wyatt Mason (Bard College / Hannah Arendt Center) Peter Filkins (Bard College / Simon’s Rock)

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May 2020

Translating the Future

May 12, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - September 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Amid the turmoil of 1970, the PEN “World of Translation” conference—billed as the first international translation conference in the United States— altered perspectives and created new realms of literary possibility for the English-speaking world. In the turmoil of the present day, “Translating the Future” (launched May 12, 2020) will reflect on how literary translation—the “language of languages” as Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o calls it—has changed since 1970, and invite a collective, international envisioning of what it might become over the next…

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April 2021

Translation is a Mode = Translation is an Anti-Colonial Mode

April 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In Translation is a Mode = Translation is an Anti-neocolonial Mode, Don Mee Choi writes, Since the end of the Korean War, the US and South Korea have carried out joint military exercises. The names of these joint exercises are worthy of our attention as translators: Counterblow, Strong Shield, Focus Lens, Team Spirit, RSO&I (Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration), Key Resolve, Foal Eagle. These are neocolonial joints, hybrids, spirits—these are “orderwords” to use Deleuze and Guattari’s term. I traverse such…

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February 2022

NYRB: Antonio Di Benedetto’s “The Silentiary” with Esther Allen and Andrés Barba

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Ave
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Esther Allen and Andrés Barba join us for discussion of Antonio Di Benedetto's The Silentiary, new in Allen's translation from New York Review Books Classics. This program, presented as part of our ongoing virtual event series with our friends at NYRB, will take place on Zoom. Register here:

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Antonio Di Benedetto in Conversation with Himself: Revision and Translation in the Trilogy of Expectation

February 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Boston University, 765 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA United States
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Part of the Spring 2022 Boston University Lecture Series in Literary Translation, held in CAS 306, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.

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March 2022

Translation or Adaptation?

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, NY
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April 2022

Acting Upon the Literary Work: Revision, History, and Translation in Antonio DiBenedetto’s Trilogy of Expectation

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Princeton Program in Translation Princeton, NJ United States + Google Map

Antonio Di Benedetto’s Trilogía de la espera—first published as a single volume in 2011, fifteen years after his death—is a work that came into existence independently of its author’s volition, an after-the-fact juxtaposition of three novels he never presented as interrelated, under a title he did not choose. Each of the novels within it has a distinct relationship to history, which is posited in Zama (published in Argentina in 1956), and subsequently evolves through El silenciero (1964) and Los suicidas…

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