Jan. 23-24, 2015: The Voice of the Translator

Join us for Literature and Global Culture: the Voice of the Translator, an international conference in Translation Studies. Please visit the website for all information.

Program

Friday, January 23, 2015

Location for all events: McCune Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB, room 6020, 6th flloor)

8:30-9:00: Morning Coffee

9:00-9:30: Opening Remarks

Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall, University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor Suzanne Jill Levine, Director, University of California, Santa Barbara Translation Studies Ph.D. Emphasis



9:30-10:45: Translation as Transformation

Chair: Katie Jan, University of California, Santa Barbara

-“Leila Abouleila’s The Translator as an example of the dual role of translation between cultures,” Nicole Côté, University of Sherbrooke

-“The role of the literary translator in producing cultural space and material,” Sima Sharifi, University of Ottawa

-“Translation dynamics between preservation and appropriation: cases from Armenian, Italian and English,” Sona Haroutyunian, University of Venice

10:45-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:15: Marginalized Languages

Chair: Dwight Reynolds, University of California, Santa Barbara

-“The Importance of Translation for Languages with Few Native Speakers: the Case of Icelandic,” Ástráður Eysteinsson, University of Iceland

-“Circumnavigating Words: Basque Poets in English-Speaking Waters,” Amaia Gabantxo, University of Chicago

-“Ideological Implication of Translation for Minority Languages: California, France, Italy, Spain,” Viola G. Miglio, University of California, Santa Barbara

12:15-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:15: Plenary Address: “The Palimpsest, the Mirror, and the Collage,” Dennis Tedlock, The State University of New York at Buffalo

Chair: Yunte Huang, University of California, Santa Barbara

2:15-2:30: Coffee Break

2:30-3:45: Poetry in the Age of Global (Un)Translatability 

Chair: Dominique Jullien, University of California, Santa Barbara

-“The Translational Drive and the Birth of Modern Chinese Poetry,” Jie Zhang, Anhui Normal University

-“Ezra Pound, Made in China,” Yunte Huang, University of California, Santa Barbara


-"Haroldo de Campos' Transcreation of Li Shang-Yin," Inez Xingyue Zhou, University of California, Santa Barbara

3:45-4:00: Coffee Break

4:00-5:15: Cultural Translation

Chair: Silvia Ferreira, University of California, Santa Barbara

-“From the Rockies to the Amazon: Translating Experimental Canadian Poetry for a Brazilian Audience,” Odile Cisneros, University of Alberta

-“Issues of Translating Indigenous Verbal Art: The Case of Toba (Qom) of the Gran Chaco Region,” Cristina Messineo, University of Buenos Aires

-“Peripheral Literatures and (Self-)Translation in the Iberian Peninsula: Adaptation and/or Cultural Appropriation,” Olga Castro, Aston University

5:15-6:00: “Translation and the Status of Stateless Literature: The Case of Catalan,” Peter Bush on his translation of Josep Pla’s The Gray Notebook (New York Review of Books, 2014)

Chair: Jorge Checa, University of California, Santa Barbara

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Location: Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB) 6020

8:30-9:00: Morning Coffee

9:00-10:45: Medieval Translation and the Post-Medieval World

Chair: Anneliese Pollock Renck, Bucknell University

-“Text Networks and the Desire for Translation,” Peggy McCracken, University of Michigan

-“Performance, Translation, and the Betrayal of Sexism,” Jody Enders, University of California, Santa Barbara

-“Cygnes of Disruption: Self/Translation across the Medieval/Modern Divide,” Marcella Munson, Florida Atlantic University

10:45-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:30: Collaborative and Self-Translation: Authors as Translators, Translators as Authors

Chair: Suzanne Jill Levine, University of California, Santa Barbara

-“Co-Translating Untranslatability,” Rose Réjouis and Val Vinokur, The New School

-“Queer Collaboration,” Amanda Powell, University of Oregon

-“Self-translational Self-fashioning,” Rainier Grutman, University of Ottawa

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:30: Plenary Address: “Make It New: The ‘Localism’ of Translation,” Alfred MacAdam, Barnard College

Chair: Efraín Kristal, University of California, Los Angeles

2:30-2:45: Coffee Break

2:45-4:00: The Voice of the Translator, the Voice of the Poet

Chair: Jon Snyder, University of California, Santa Barbara

-“Through the Mirror: Translating Autofiction,” Béatrice Mousli Bennett, University of Southern California

-“Sign > Word > Paper: Translating Giovanna Sandri,” Guy Bennett, Otis College of Art and Design

-“The Way by Lydia’s,” Dominique Jullien, University of California, Santa Barbara

4:00-5:00: Plenary Address: Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, University of California, Irvine: In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir

Chair: Carol Genetti, Dean of the Graduate Division, University of California, Santa Barbara

5:00-6:00: Closing Reception

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 14:04

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McCune Conference room, HSSB 6020