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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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BOOK TALK WITH AUÐUR JÓNSDÓTTIR, MEG MATICH, TINNA HRAFNSDÓTTIR & ESTHER ALLEN

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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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November 2022

In Conversation on Antonio Di Benedetto’s The Silentiary, Esther Allen and Daniel Saldaña Paris

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unnameable Books, 615 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Otras fotos del invernadero, una conversación con Reina María Rodríguez

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
LAILaC, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5409
New York, New York 10016
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