ALTA45 Panel Recording: Politics of Red-Tagging Translators

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ALTA45 Panel Recording: Politics of Red-Tagging Translators

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Politics of Red-Tagging Translators: Experiences from the Philippines (Panel)

With the recent elections in the Philippines and the return of the Marcos dynasty to power, literature deemed "dangerous" by the Philippine government has been "red-tagged" as communist, terrorist, or otherwise not fully supportive of the current administration. Literature that has been red-tagged so far includes historical political texts, as well as children's story books. What happens when a translator is red-tagged? How do these new developments in politics affect our work?

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Amanda L. Andrei (moderator) is a playwright, teaching artist, and literary translator based in Los Angeles by way of Virginia/Washington D.C. Her plays have been produced and developed around the country, and her fiction, essays, and theatre reviews have appeared in Howl Round, Stage RAW, The Margins, Hyphen, and Hip Mama.

Soleil Davíd’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Two Lines, Ulirát: Best Contemporary Stories in Translation from the Philippines, LARB, and Cream City Review, among others. She has received support from PEN America, VONA, and Bread Loaf Translators' Conference. She is a senior editor at The Margins.

Ramon Guillermo is the director of the Center for International Studies (CIS) at the University of the Philippines Diliman. His current research projects are on the transmission, dissemination, reception, and translation of radical texts and ideas in Southeast Asia using techniques and approaches from translation studies and digital humanities. He is the author of several books which include Translation and Revolution: A Study of Jose Rizal's Guillermo Tell (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2009), Pook at Paninindigan: Kritika ng Pantayong Pananaw (Site and Standpoint: A Critique of Pantayong Pananaw) (UP Press, 2009) and the novel Ang Makina ni Mang Turing (Mister Turing's Machine) (UP Press, 2013). He was the Faculty Regent of the University of the Philippines from 2019 to 2020. He is one of the initiators of the Network in Defense of Historical Truth and Academic Freedom.

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