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Translation Slam at the California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona!

The Department of English and Foreign Languages (EFL) at the California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, is having a Translation Slam on May 4 at the Bronco Student Center (Ursa Minor) from 1:00-3:00pm. Translation slams, or translation duels, are innovative events with professional literary … Continue reading

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Translation in Transition Conference — Barnard College

If you’re in or around New York City this weekend, be sure to check out this conference being put on by Barnard College – it’s free and open to the public! Translation in Transition Barnard College, New York City, May 1-2, … Continue reading

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First-Timer Guide

by Allison M. Charette  Never been to an ALTA conference before? Don’t be scared! This is not your typical, gigantic, stuffy conference. Literary translators are an overwhelmingly nice group of people, and the atmosphere at our annual conference reflects that. … Continue reading

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CFP: The Translator: Competence, Credentials, Creativity

Cardiff University Postgraduate Conference, 27 May 2014 The Translator: Competence, Credentials, Creativity Keynote speaker: Professor Theo Hermans (UCL) ‘The translator’ lies at the heart of much research in translation studies and other disciplines and yet closer inspection reveals ‘the translator’ … Continue reading

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Links Round-Up Oct 7-11

Reviews Daniel Canty’s “Wigrum,” a novel of form, poses interesting challenges for the translator and reader http://ow.ly/24KsFx News & Readings The Syrian publishing industry is unsurprisingly another victim of the present war http://ow.ly/24Jvhx How can you tell when translation is … Continue reading

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Links Round-Up Sep 16-20

Readings & Reviews A “mimodrama” for your morning by Albert Camus in translation by Ryan Bloom http://ow.ly/236X5p A novella by Tahar Ben Jelloun translated from the French by Dr. Rita Nezami in this week’s New Yorker http://ow.ly/oUE0x Zang Di’s tribute to Seamus … Continue reading

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Links Round-Up Aug 26-Aug 30

Readings & Discussion Juliet Winters Carpenter’s translation of the Japanese folktale “The Bamboo Cutter” is beautifully illustrated here-don’t miss her interview http://ow.ly/21FF9a Lisa Carter offers good advice to those beginning a career in literary translation http://ow.ly/21Matp An amusing takedown of … Continue reading

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