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ALTA44 Conference Theme Announced & Call for Participation Open

The ALTA Conference Committee invites proposals for roundtables and seminars for ALTA’s 44th annual conference. ALTA44: Inflection Points will take place both virtually and in-person in 2021, with an online weekend on October 15-17, and an in-person weekend on November 11-13 in … Continue reading

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ALTA43 Sessions Open to the Public

ALTA is excited to release all the recorded panels, readings, workshops, and roundtables from the 43rd annual conference, In Between, which took place virtually from September 30 – October 18, 2020. The conference, ALTA’s first gathering to take place virtually, … Continue reading

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ALTA Statement on Racial Equity in Literary Translation

As a response to the ongoing controversy around translations of US poet Amanda Gorman’s work into other languages (see Haidee Kotze’s piece on Medium for a thoughtful commentary), ALTA acknowledges that racial equity remains unrealized in the literary translation community, both in … Continue reading

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ALTA44 Conference Format Update

After careful consideration of the ever-evolving situation surrounding the ongoing pandemic, the ALTA staff, Board, and Conference Committee have determined to hold the 2021 ALTA conference jointly online and in person. Conference events will take place throughout the fall in … Continue reading

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Submissions Open for the 2021 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University is pleased to announce the seventh annual competition for the Kyoko Selden Memorial Prize in Japanese Literature, Thought, and Society. The deadline for submissions for this year’s competition is August 1, 2021. … Continue reading

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