Upcoming WESS Conferences
WESS Conference Program 2010
Contemporary European Fiction in Translation
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
Time: 1:30 to 3:30PM
Location: REN Renaissance Washington (999 9th St. NW), Renaissance West A/B
Globalization and migration across linguistic borders create cross-cultural awareness and increase the need for translated fiction. Most North American readers rely on the publication of translated works for access to contemporary European and World literature, yet many publishers are hesitant, claiming that American audiences do not respond positively to literature in translation. What do librarians need to know to build collections and promote European literature in translation? Panelists will explore translation theory and cultural studies, publishing translations in North America, and translation poetics and pragmatics.
- "The State of Literature in Translation Today" by Chad Post
- "The Promise and Peril of Authors as Cultural Ambassadors" by Alane Salierno Mason
- "The Cultural Turn in Translation Studies" by Dr. Edwin Gentzler
- Dr. Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer, Brigham Young University, [biography and publications].
- Chad Post, Director, Open Letter, Rochester University, [biography and publications].
- Alane Salierno Mason, President, Words Without Borders: An Online Magazine for International Literature and Vice President and Senior Editor, W.W. Norton & Company, [biography and publications].
- Dr. Edwin Gentzler, Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of The Translation Center, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), [biography and publications].
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- ACRL Western European Studies Section (WESS)
- ACRL Literatures in English Section (LES)
- ACRL Slavic and East European Section (SEES)