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Sui Generis Presents

Friday, November 17, 2017
Lawrence Venuti and Traduttore Traditore
RKC 103
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sui Generis invites the Bard community to listen to translator and translation theorist Lawrence Venuti challenge current thinking about translation. Venuti, professor of English at Temple University, will explore clichés like traduttore traditore that have long limited the way translations are understood and evaluated. His aim is not simply to interrogate conventional wisdom, but to locate more productive directions for translation commentary and practice. Peter Filkins, professor of Literature, and Susan H. Gillespie, Vice President for International Education, will respond to Venuti's lecture, followed by a Q&A. Sui Generis, in partnership with Bard’s Languages and Literature Division and the Translation and Translatability Initiative, is excited for this discussion to change your ideas about the nature of translation!

For more information, call 845-758-6822.

Time: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: RKC 103