Monday, October 30th at 12pm in Wieboldt 408. Award-winning translator Daniel Hahn (UK) discusses the world of translation and the exciting new South Asian Literature in Translation project he co-founded with Jason Grunebaum (UChicago). Hahn is the former Chair of the Translators Association (UK) and the British Centre for Literary Translation. Light refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday, October 18th at 12pm. Acclaimed writer and translator Adalber Salas Hernández (Venezuela/Mexico City) discusses the process of translating and being translated. Rosenwald 405. Brown bag lunch. Light refreshments will be served.

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Wednesday, October 4th at 4:00 pm. Reading & Discussion. Ukrainian poet-translators Oksana Maksymchuk and Max Rosochinsky read from and discuss their anthology Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine 

Rosenwald 405. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, May 1, 2023, 4:30pm. Translation Studies Lecture in Honor of Farouk Mustafa given by Claire Paulian (Université Paris Cité),  "De-Europeanizing Ovid's Metamorphoses." 

Monday, April 24, 2023, 4:30pm. Experimental Translation Workshop with Matvei Yankelvich (poet, translator, editor of World Poetry Books and founder of Ugly Duckling Presse). Please email faculty organizer Rachel Galvin (rachelgalvin@uchicago) to register. 

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Thursday, April 20, 2023, 5pm. Reading and Conversation with Cuban American writer Achy Obejas (novelist, poet, translator, self-translator).

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Past events can be viewed on the Translation Studies Youtube Channel

“Literary Transversals: Modern East Asian and Diasporic Literature”  held in-person and over Zoom, this two-day conference brings prominent scholars together at the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus and online to explore new cross-disciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of East Asian literature. Organized by Susan Dan Su and Emily Jungmin Yoon, PhD candidates in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago | April 22-23, 2022

Reading and conversation with Uzbek journalist, novelist and poet Hamid Ismailov, moderated by Leah Feldman, with interlocutors Hoda El Shakry and Vu Tran | April 8, 2022 at 4:00pm

Jazmina Barrera Reading & Conversation on Translation & Non-Fiction with Prof. Lina Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas , hosted by Lit & Luz Festival and UChicago Translation Studies | November 4, 2021 at 5:00pm

Inaugural Translation Studies Lecture in Honor of Farouk Mustafa, "Language, Translation, and the Politics of Solidarity with Palestine," featuring Michelle Hartman (McGill) and Sophia Azeb (UChicago) | November 14, 2021 at 5:00pm

A Dialogue on the Politics of Translation in a Pandemic with Naoki Sakai (Cornell) in conversation with Thomas Lamarre (UChicago) | April 30, 2021 at 3:00pm

Exploratory Translation Colloquium Series: “Napoleon Rivers, Black Studies & Translation as (Anti-Racist) Activism” with John Keene moderated by Jennifer Scappettone | March 2nd 2021 at 6:00pm

Exploratory Translation Colloquium Series: "East-West, On-Off Page Transit" with Haun Saussy, Jennifer Scappettone in conversation with Jonathan Stalling & Sawako Nakayasu | February 23, 2021 at 6:00pm

Exploratory Translation Colloquium Series: "Translation and Language Justice in Border Zones" with JD Pleucker, Jen Hofer (Antena Aire Collective) & Don See Choi, moderated by Rachel Galvin | February 16, 2021 at 6:00pm

Exploratory Translation Colloquium Series: "Triple Translation and Decolonization" with Rosa Alcalá, Walther Maradiegue & Edwin Lucero Rinza in conversation and moderated by Edgar Garcia | January 20, 2021 at 6:00pm

A Dialogue on Translating: Are They Women? with Nisha Kommattam and Margaret Sönser Breen, Hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature's Spring Dialogue Series | January 15, 2021, 3:00pm

Raquel Salas Rivera on Self-Translation, hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies, with support from the Creative Writing Program | November 10, 2020 at 4:30pm

A Conversation on Literary Translation with Olivia Lott, Gabriela Jáuregui, Sophie Hughes, and Lucía Cornejo. Hosted by Rachel Galvin. Co-hosted with Lit & Luz Festival | October 5, 2020