A day-long literary translation workshop for interested AUA students and faculty.
Session 1 (10:30AM – 12:30PM) Between Languages: Literary Translation, Global Exchange and New Canons
Description: In an interactive discussion/workshop, we will explore the dynamics of how literary works, as well as national literatures, travel in the global age.
Session 2 (1:30PM – 3:30PM) Gained in Translation: How Literary Texts Travel
Description: This second session will focus more on textual examples, strategies, and techniques, in order to illustrate how literary translation works, what is gained or lost in the process.
(Online registration is mandatory. To register, click here.)
This event is co-hosted by the Graduate Certificate in Translation Program and the Center for Creative Writing.
Aron Aji is the president of ALTA (American Literary Translators Association) and the director of the MFA in Literary Translation Program at the University of Iowa. A native of Turkey, he has translated works by Bilge Karasu, Murathan Mungan, Elif Shafak, Latife Tekin, and other Turkish writers. His translation of Karasu’s Garden of Departed Cats received the National Translation Award. He teaches courses on retranslation, poetry and translation, theory, and contemporary Turkish literature at the University of Iowa.
The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia. Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.