Events

Sixth Biennial Graduate Translation Conference

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The Graduate Translation Conference at the University of Texas at Dallas is inviting submissions for their literary translation workshops, to be held May 26–28, 2017.

To participate in the workshops, send 5 to 10 poems or 5 to 10 pages of prose, along with a scan of the original text. Please include a one-page statement about your reasons for translating the text and the challenges you faced while translating it. For translations into other media, send a 300-word description of your project. Special consideration will be given to translations of texts relating to the visual arts and art history.

Questions and submissions should be emailed to: [email protected]

The final date for submissions has been extended to March 20, 2017.
Applicants will be notified of the organizers’ decision by April 1.
The conference will be May 26–28, 2017 at the University of Texas at Dallas.
For updates and more information on the conference, please also check facebook.com/gtc.utd.

 

Previous Events

Eduardo Rabasa

A Reading and Conversation with Eduardo Rabasa

Thursday, April 06, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall, *Free and open to the public*

The Center for Translation Studies in association with The Center for US-Latin American Initiatives and Deep Vellum Publishing present: A Reading and Conversation with Eduardo Rabasa.

The author will be at UTD to talk about his new novel, A Zero Sum Game

Eduardo Rabasa studied political science at Mexico’s National University (UNAM), where he graduated with a thesis on the concept of power in the work of George Orwell. In 2002 he co-founded Sexto Piso, recognized as one of Mexico’s leading independent publishers, where he currently serves as editorial director. In 2015, he was selected among the 20 best Mexican authors under the age of 40 as part of the Hay Festival’s México20 project. Rabasa is also a translator—he has translated books by Morris Berman, George Orwell, and Somerset Maugham. A Zero-Sum Game is his debut novel, published Deep Vellum in 2016 in its English translation by Christina MacSweeney. A Zero Sum Game is a biting satire of contemporary consumer society and the cult of the individual, liberally sprinkled with humor and chilling realism.


Andrés Neuman

A Reading and Conversation with Andrés Neuman

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., FN 2.102, *Free and open to the public*

The Center for Translation Studies in association with Restless Books are pleased to host writer Andrés Neuman for a reading and discussion on Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 5 to 6:30 pm in Founders North (FN) 2.102, the Kusch Auditorium. Mr. Neuman will be reading from his book How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America, released this August by Restless Books in English translation by Jeffrey Lawrence. We will have his book on sale for anyone who'd like to pick one up and get Mr. Neuman to inscribe it. The book sale is being run by the UT Dallas bookstore.

Please see the event flyer for more information and the campus map

Directions from Jonsson: exit through the 3rd floor doors by the vending machines, walk through the breezeway, through a set of glass doors into Founders North. The Kusch Auditorium is on left before you the next set of glass doors.

We look forward to having you join us for this event, which is free and open to the public.

A Reading and Conversation with Ananda Devi

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., FN 2.102, *Free and open to the public*

The Center for Translation Studies in association with Deep Vellum Publishing are pleased to host Mauritian author Ananda Devi for a reading and discussion on Thursday, September 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. in FN 2.102. Ms. Devi will be reading from her novel EVE out of her RUINS, released this month by Deep Vellum Publishing in English translation by Jeffrey Zuckerman.

Ananda Devi was born in 1957 in Trois-Boutiques, Mauritius, an island notable for its confluence of diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic identities. She has published eleven novels as well as short stories and poetry during her career and her works have been translated into numerous languages. She was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2010. Ms. Devi will read from her novel, Eve Out of Her Ruins, recently released by Deep Vellum Publishing and translated into in English by Jeffrey Zuckerman. This novel is a poignant exploration of the construction of personhood at the margins of society. Awarded the prestigious Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie upon publication as the best book written in French outside of France, Eve Out of Her Ruins is a harrowing account of the violent reality of life in her native country by the figurehead of Mauritian literature.

Elizabeth Harris, Award-winning Translator

Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall *Free and open to the public*

Elizabeth Harris will read from her widely heralded translation of Antonio Tabucchi's novel, Tristano Dies. An award-winning translator, Harris will discuss the pleasures and challenges of bringing an Italian master of the short story into English. Tabucchi (1943 - 2012) published dozens of titles, won the Prix Médicis Étranger, and was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. The novel is the life story of a hero of the Italian Resistance, a vibrant consideration of love, war, devotion, and betrayal.

Landers: Deep Vellum Publishing presents:
The Art of Translation with Will Evans,

Saturday, March 28, 2:30 p.m., Fort Worth, TX
featuring readings of their recent translations by UT Dallas Lecturers Shelby Vincent and George Henson.
For more info pleaase visit: http://www.wildcatterexchange.org

Dr. Deborah Fitzgerald, Kenan Sahin Dean, MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Wednesday, April 1, 1:30 p.m., UT Dallas Campus *room pending

Ecuadorian Poet, Santiago Vizcaino and Translator Alexis Levitan

Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m., UT Dallas Campus *room pending
Sponsored by the PEN organization. (www.pen.org)