2013 - 2014

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

February 3                        
No meeting

136: February 10                        
Dark Tongues
Daniel Heller-Roazen, Princeton University

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

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

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

Jake Hymes ’14, Princeton University

140: 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

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

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

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

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

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

146: April 28  
AmazonCrossing: Stories Crossing Borders

Gabriella Page-Fort, Acquiring Editor, AmazonCrossing

125: September 16
Making Maigret New
David Bellos
Princeton University

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

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

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

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

Siobhan McElduff
University of British Columbia

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

131: November 4
Translation and Baudelaire in China
Gloria Bien
Colgate University

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

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

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

135: 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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