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Friday, March 27 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Volatile Translations

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Many translation discussions and discourses are still concerned with the act of translation: Is it possible? How is it done? Keeping such essential questions in mind, this panel will address a related question: What happens next? What does a translation do? How does it move (across boundaries and bodies)? How does an age of globalization, US imperialism, global wars and ecological crises affect the way we think about the translation and circulation of literary texts? Instead of thinking in the traditional model of replication and imitation, we will look at translation as part of a volatile literary model that challenges normative notions of nationality, authorhsip, monolinguality, textual producition and simplistic notions of cultural difference. Instead of asking if translation is possible, we will look at its excesses, vulnerabilities, intensities, transgressions, disruptions, and homeopathic possibilities. If translation is impossible, we will explore these threatening, seductive and crucial impossibilities.


Johannes Goransson

University of Notre Dame


Christian Hawkey

Christian Hawkey is a poet, writer, educator, translator, editor, and activist. He's written/translated/collaborated on numerous books, including Ventrakl (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011) and Sonne from Ort (Kookbooks, 2013). He translates contemporary German poetry, and with the German... Read More →
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Jen Hofer

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the chapbook En las... Read More →
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Lucas de Lima

PhD student, University of Pennsylvania

Friday March 27, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
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