Day of Translation Co-Presented by the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center & the Center for the Art of Translation
George Mason University | 4400 University Drive | Merten Hall, Room 1203 | Fairfax, VA
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The Center for the Art of Translation is pleased to present our inaugural “Day of Translation” with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. All panels and events will take place on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, VA.
Writers and translators appearing include: Kareem Abdulrahman, Osama Alomar, Karen Emmerich, Bruce Fulton, María José Giménez, Katrine Jensen, Roy Kesey, Khet Mar, Soledad Marambio, Howard Norman, and Sergio Waisman. Panel topics include: “Translating Contemporary Spanish Literature,” “The Politics of Translation” “The Art of Translation,” and “The Literature of Asylum and Exile.” Karen Emmerich will give the keynote address.
All events are free and open to the public.
Audio Table of Contents
Panel: “Translating Contemporary Spanish Literature” with Roy Kesey, Sergio Waisman, and María José Giménez
4:41 Roy Kesey on the theme of the panel: Knots
5:51 Sergio Waisman
20:26 María José Giménez
36:18 Roy Kesey
39:56 Panelists on the engagement of authors in the translation process
46:05 Audience Q & A
Panel: “The Politics of Translation” with Howard Norman, Soledad Marambio, and Kareem Abdulrahman
4:15 Howard Norman
22:34 Soledad Marambio
29:54 Kareem Abdulrahman
44:40 Conclusion and audience Q & A
Panel: “Literature in Asylum and Exile” with Khet Mar, Osama Alomar, and Bruce Fulton
0:00 Khet Mar reading
3:10 Osama Alomar reading
8:46 Khet Mar on journey from past in Burma to present in the United States
12:00 Osama Alomar on coming to the United States from Syria and translating Fullblood Arabian in his cab
23:47 Bruce Fulton on how exile has shaped Korean literature
40:21 Khet Mar on how her writing has changed since coming to the United States
42:14 Osama Alomar on how his writing has changed since writing full-time in Syria and since the war in Syria
43:26 Conclusion and audience Q & A