Friday, 22 October 2010

Translation events in New York

Readers in New York may be interested in a couple of upcoming events at the Center for Translation Studies at Barnard.  There's a nice-looking conference on literature and music, and there's also this intriguing event:

Translation as Performance from Español into English: A multimedia demonstration

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6-8 p.m.
James Room, 4th floor, Barnard Hall

A text is usually translated in isolation. At this event, however, two translators will encounter a text in performance — rendering it from Spanish into English in real-time, as it is projected on adjacent screens. The audience will thus be able to experience the act of translation at first hand, comparing the choices made by either translator in the “alchemical” transformation of a text from one language into another. Marko Miletich (Hunter College) will act as moderator. Refreshments will be served.

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