“Forgotten Europe”: Translating Marginalised Languages

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Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Oxford

Speaker(s): Peter Mackridge (Oxford); Antonia Lloyd-Jones; Paul Vincent (UCL); Sarah Death

Chair: Kasia Szymanska (Oxford)

Looking specifically at Modern Greek, Polish, Dutch, and Swedish, this event interrogates what it means to translate and publish marginalised and minor European languages into English. Translations from French, German and Spanish (and more recently, non-European giants such as Arabic and Chinese) dominate the contemporary literary scene. Arranged in a “conversazione” format, four translators discuss what it means to assert and champion the forgotten voices of minor and marginalised European languages.

Contact name: Eleni Philippou

Contact emailcomparative.criticism@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

Audience: Open to all