Italian Studies Program, Literature Program, Written Arts Program, Translation and Translatability Initiative, and Sui Generis presents

Translation and Reception: A Panel Discussion

James Marcus
Editor in Chief, Harper’s Magazine

Thursday, April 19, 2018

This panel will be a conversation about translating and reading in translation. What are the kinds of technical problems that come up when approaching texts in translation? How can translators and readers move past these problems? What is the role of an editor in dealing with translation? The panel will use James Marcus’s recent review essay on the translations of Primo Levi as a starting point, in order to then engage more broadly with questions of translation. Bard’s Peter Filkins and Susan H. Gillespie will hold the discussion.

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Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Olin, Room 203