Tue 1 Apr 2014
Friday 11 April, 6pm – 8.30pm
From Dante Alighieri to Sofia Coppola, translation has been imagined as a site of loss. At Asymptote, however, we see translation as the key to unlocking the literary treasures of the world. Now, to mark our third anniversary, we are embarking on a global tour. After London, New York, Zagreb, Boston, Philadelphia, Shanghai, Berlin, Asymptote makes its eighth stop in Sydney.
In honor of Asymptote’s first-ever appearance in Australia, we have curated an event involving award-winning translators and leading academics. To kick off the evening, we will feature readings by Chris Andrews (academic, poet, and translator), Chris Edwards (poet and translator), and Mridula Nath Chakraborty (lecturer at UWS and convenor of the Australia India Literatures International Forum).
Following this, we will present a panel, moderated by Elizabeth McMahon (associate professor of English at UNSW), consisting of Peter Boyle (poet and translator), Gonzalo Melchor (writer and translator), Laetitia Nanquette (scholar and translator), and Mridula Nath Chakraborty. Together, our esteemed speakers will explore the significance of translation in the Australian literary landscape. Admission is $10 ($7 concession).
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