Places and Traces: The Translation Archive (PIMA, MARRIOTT)
Moderator: Chris Clarke
Panelists: Mara Faye Lethem, Daniel Hahn, Esther Allen, Susan Bernofsky
Literary translation is a profession that is relatively portable. And yet, translation also leaves its trace. Translators’ papers, or their hard drives, can be a treasure for those interested in exploring the work of their predecessors. Often these documents are incidental to the archive of a writer or scholar who also happened to translate. Archives can also be the result of diligent work by scholars or librarians. Participants will explore ways translators can interact with translation archives. This will include the use of archives for socio-cul- tural and biographical ends; pedagogical possibilities; their role in practical and scholarly research; and views on how such archives are established, curated, and maintained.