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ASP Workshop | Explorations in Translation Theory and Armenian Literature

Friday, February 19, 2016
5:00 AM
2609 International Institute
1080 South University Avenue

This workshop invites conversations surrounding the interdisciplinary field of Translation studies as it pertains to the transcultural analysis and translation of Armenian Literature. Seeking to move beyond purely prescriptive applications of translation, interpretation, and the localization of national literatures –and the mere translation of a “minor” literature into a major language –this workshop asks invited participants to explore question pertaining to their translations of Armenian literature, under the umbrella of larger, non-compartmentalized cultural and theoretical frameworks and disciplines such as comparative literature, Mediterranean studies, Post-colonial and Diaspora studies, across all periods.  This workshop also considers questions pertaining to the ethics of semiotic and cultural translation, and what ways (if possible) cultural nuances transform and translate across linguistic, political, and literary mediums.

Organizer: Tamar Boyadjian, Assistant Professor of English and Medieval Literature, Michigan State University