Links Roundup for March 26 – 30

Announcements

Just published by the University of Nebraska Press, Melissa Marcus’ translation of Isabelle Eberhardt. http://ow.ly/9UVFp

Deadline for panel proposals for the ALTA conference in Rochester is April 10; submit yours now! http://ow.ly/9U0eT

Get ready for lunch with Argentine author Sergio Chejfec. http://ow.ly/9U1si

Why not spend a few days in June at a translation seminar in Barcelona? http://ow.ly/9Tmk0

ANOMALOUS PRESS is seeking translation entries (poetry, too) for its first chapbook contest. http://ow.ly/9Ssxq

There’s still time to apply for an ALTA Travel Fellowship. http://ow.ly/9SqJR

 

Reviews

Jim Zukowski reviews “Song of the Departed: Selected Poems of Georg Trakl” (tr. Robert Firmage). http://ow.ly/9UZq6

 

Readings & Discussion

Translator Geoffrey Brock on poet Geoffrey Brock. http://ow.ly/9VCEQ

The use of the phrase “homophonic translation” alone qualifies this blog for a mention. The Waldrops would be proud! http://ow.ly/9Vz77

Latin poets, astronomers …and A.E. Housman. http://ow.ly/9UYYx

Translators’ note: Ilya Kaminsky and Jean Valentine on Marina Tsvetaeva. http://ow.ly/9UWtb

“Translating a poem is like covering a song.” http://ow.ly/9TYyM

The author insists, you must “try harder” when you translate him. http://ow.ly/9U1Ru

Versions of Rimbaud: Gaining a better understanding of the poet by comparing his translators. http://ow.ly/9TXgH

“Why Bilinguals Are Smarter,” translators have known all along. http://ow.ly/9Tjs2

Filed under “Arguments in favor of literal translation.” http://ow.ly/9Tm55

“More of a trespass than a translation.” http://ow.ly/9TlFf

Christian Wiman talks about translating Osip Mandelstam. http://ow.ly/9Tlox

A lively discussion… RT @atanet: Why Larry Summers is wrong about languages | Inside Higher Ed: http://bit.ly/wjgo2F

Tweeting in Hebrew – curious difficulties. http://ow.ly/9Sr08

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