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Translation as Muse : Writers Who Translate

Hosted by The Humanities Initiative at NYU and NYU Press

Friday, October 18, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

Translation as Muse : Writers Who Translate

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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Translation as Muse : Writers Who Translate

Featuring:

  • Frédéric Boyer (Translator and writer / FR)
  • Keith Gessen (Translator and writer / USA)
  • Mary Jo Bang (Translator and poet / US) 
  • Hosted by Eric Banks (Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities and critic/US)

Many writers also translate. What role does translation play in their creative process? For some writers and playwrights such as Frédéric Boyer, the two activities aren’t even distinguishable: returning to works of the past and rewriting them in another language is the requisite for a new writing. In other cases, does translation nurture writing or can its ontological uncertainty be an impediment to the development of one’s own voice?

Co-Presenters

  • CUNY Graduate Center
  • NYU Humanities Initiative
  • NYU Comparative Literature Department
  • NYU Graduate Center for translation studies

 

Other Partners

  • Online magazine Words Without Borders
  • Online magazine The New Inquiry
  • The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States

 

Related Programs

  • October 21, 2013: Lecture by Frédéric Boyer at Bard College
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NYU Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

Friday, October 18, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)


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Hosted by The Humanities Initiative at NYU and NYU Press

Created in 2007, the Humanities Initiative at NYU (HI) draws on the diverse talents and interests of NYU’s humanities faculty and students while taking advantage of the university’s location in New York City. The Initiative is committed to bringing NYU’s humanists together as well as to exploring the role of the humanities in the larger university and global community.  Find out more at: http://humanitiesinitiative.org.

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