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Dispatch from ALTA: Politics and Translation: No Easy Answers

What are the links between literary translation and politics? Do literary translators have obligations in the political sphere? If you wanted more questions than answers, then this weekend’s annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was the place for you. The conference offered, as the program booklet put it, an important start to conversations about "the many, often unnoticed ways that literary translation and politics broadly...

Dispatch from the 2013 ALTA Conference

On Friday, October 18th, the second day of the 2013 American Literary Translators Association Conference at Indiana University in Bloomington,  keynote speaker Cole Swensen spoke about translating the word “friendship.” She presented the origins and roots of the word in different languages, spoke about how the word shifted between meanings and contexts, and then discussed the friendliness of the translation process – creating a connection between two tongues through a...

The Week in Translation

GO what: 15-stop book tour for poets and WWB contributors Ghassan Zaqtan and Fady Joudah when: October 1-October 29 where: venues across the U.S. more info: what: Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival: City and Fear, featuring over 60 authors from 22 different countries when: October 1-6 where: Istanbul (October 1-4), Ankara, Izmir, and Hatay (October 4-6) more info: what: 2012 ALTA Conference, with keynote speaker and WWB...
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