Spring 2015

February 9                
Royall Tyler, Australian National University, Emeritus
“Murasaki Shikibu and Proust: On Translating The Tale of Genji”

February 16
Peter Filkins, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
“Apollo's Gaze: Toward a Theory of Translation Revision”

February 23  
Stefan Kamola, Princeton University
“The Romance of Genghis Khan: Alexander the Great in Mongol Historical Memory”

March 2
Lance Hewson, University of Geneva
“Facts, Frictions and Fictions in Translation Theory”

March 9
Erika Gilson, Princeton University, Retired
“The Quest for a Common Alphabet and Common Language for Turkic”

March 23       
Jackie Jay, Eastern Kentucky University
“From Grammar to Translation: Current Controversies in Ancient Egyptian Linguistics”

March 30       
Paul Harrison, Stanford University
Title TBD

April 6
Bryan Just, Princeton University
Title TBD

April 13         
Patrick Schwemmer, Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature
And The Angel Spake unto Harunobu: Jesuit Insurrectionist Propaganda in Japanese, 1591
April 20         
Speaker TBD
Title TBD

April 27
Wendy Belcher, Princeton University
Title TBD

FALL 2014

The Translation Lunch Series will be held on Mondays at noon in 216 Aaron Burr Hall. Lunch will be provided.

September 15
“Prolegomena to a Graphic Translation of Sinuhe”
Thomas Hare, Princeton University

September 22
“The Translational Life of Cities: Language and the Urban Imagination from Montreal to Trieste”
Sherry Simon, Concordia University

September 29
“Tales of an Open World: The Fall of the Ming Dynasty as Chinese Rumor, Dutch Theater and Global News”
Pieter Keulemans, Princeton University

October 6
“Translating Kafka Into the Central European Novel”
Michelle Woods, State University of New York-New Paltz

October 13
“Yiddish Translation Matters”
Anita Norich, University of Michigan

October 20
“Playing by Ear”
Liesl Yamaguchi, Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative
Literature, Princeton University

November 3                
“High-Stakes Writing in Translation: Rodolfo Walsh and Operation Massacre
Daniella Gatlin ’06 (Independent Translator)

November 10             
 “What does and does not get translated: the case of literature”
Denis Feeney (Princeton University)

November 17              
“Hannah Arendt’s Plurality of Languages”
Thomas Wild (Bard College)

November 24              
NO LECTURE – Thanksgiving week

December 1     
“The Road to Gloro: Max Talmey and the Einsteinian Language”
Michael Gordin (Princeton University)            

December 8             
“The Perils of (Mis)Translation in Israel/Palestine”
Lital Levy (Princeton University)    

The Translation Lunch Series will be held on Mondays at noon in 216 Aaron Burr Hall. Lunch will be provided.

February 3                        
No meeting

February 10                        
Dark Tongues
Daniel Heller-Roazen, Princeton University

February 17
"Imagined Languages" Imagined, and Realized
Joshua Katz, Princeton University
Michael Gordin, Princeton University

February 24                          
Working as an International Literary Scout
Koukla Maclehose
Koukla MacLehose Associates,London

March 3                               
Russia's Favorite Goblin: Dmitry Puchkov's Role in the Development of Russian Film Translation

Jake Hymes ’14, Princeton University

March 10   
Translating Ella Minnow Pea: A Constrained Journey to the Island of Nollop
Marie-Claude Plourde, Certified Translator

March 17   
No meeting - Spring Recess

March 24             
On Translation and the Communications Revolution of the19th Century: Reflections from Russian Muslim WritingNergis Erturk, Pennsylvania State University

March 31            
Are the Lives of Literary Translators worth Saving?
Breon Mitchell, University of Indiana, Bloomington

April 7
Crowd-sourced Translation: Menace or Magic?
Mengyi Xu’14, Princeton University

April 14                                                
Transposing and Translating in Ancient Egypt
John Baines, University of Oxford, emeritus; Princeton University Art and Archaelogy Fellow, spring 2014

April 21                                  
Translating Text Types Across Cultures: Titularies in Ancient China
Mercedes Valmisa, Princeton University

April 28  
AmazonCrossing: Stories Crossing Borders

Gabriella Page-Fort, Acquiring Editor, AmazonCrossing

September 16
Making Maigret New
David Bellos
Princeton University

September 23
Fuzzy Translation in the Middle Ages
Ardis Butterfield
Yale University

September 30
Reframing the Three Percent Problem:  International Literature in America Today…and Tomorrow
Chad Post
Open Letter Books

October 7
Yves Bonnefoy Translates Shakespeare
Efrain Kristal
University of California, Los Angeles

October 14
Speaking as Greeks:  Speaking over Greeks:  Romans and Translation

Siobhan McElduff
University of British Columbia

October 21
Original, Translation:  Markers of Authority
Brigitte Rath (Fung Global Fellow)
Universität Innsbruck

November 4
Translation and Baudelaire in China
Gloria Bien
Colgate University

November 11
Blurry Translation 1650-1800
Mary Helen McMurran
University of Western Ontario

November 18
Animal Instability:  Dante, Boccaccio, and the Question of Language
Simone Marchesi
Princeton University

December 2
Exophonic Writing in Japanese
Seiichi Makino
Princeton University, emeritus

December 9
On Translating Gaelic Poetry
Paul Muldoon
Princeton University

This series will continue in the next semester.


Friday, November 22, 2013
Musical Crossroads: Greek Melodies across Cultures
Hamilton Murray Theater
8 p.m.
Reception to follow

Cosponsored by PTIC, the Orange Pan-Hellenic Association, the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, theDepartment of French and Italian, the USG Projects Board, the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Carl A. Fields Center, the Davis International Center Advisory Board, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and the Department of Comparative Literature.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Japanese Impressionism and Jamesian Precisions in Natsume Soseki: Contending with Light and Dark
John Nathan, University of California, Santa Barbara
4:30 p.m.
202 Jones Hall

Cosponsored by PTIC, the Program in East Asian Studies, and the Department of Comparative Literature



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