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A Workshop on the Dictionary of Untranslatables

A Workshop on the Dictionary of Untranslatables
170 St. George Street, Room 1040
Time: May 7th, 2:00 pm End: May 7th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Linguistics (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), German (FAS), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), 2000-
Featuring Emily Apter (NYU) and Steven Rendall (translator)

The Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group on the Dictionary of Untranslatables is pleased to present

A Workshop on the Dictionary of Untranslatables with Emily Apter and Steven Rendall

Emily Apter is a Professor of French and Comparative Literature at New York University. She is one of the three main editors of the Dictionary of Untranslatables. Her books include Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability (2013); The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature (2006); and Continental Drift: From National Character to Virtual Subjects (1999).

Steven Rendall is a freelance translator from French and German with more than sixty book translations to his credit. He has translated 152 entries in the Dictionary of Untranslatables. His other translations include Walter Benjamin's 'The Translator's Task', Jurgen Habermas's A Berlin Republic: Writings on Germany, Hans Blumberg's Shipwreck with Spectator, and Michel de Certeau's The Practice of Everyday Life.

This event is free and open to all, but seating is limited.  Please RSVP if you will attend.  Click HERE to send your RSVP  For more information, please contact the Jackman Humanities Institute at (416) 946-0313.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

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