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Poetry & Translation: Market & Methodology
Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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In celebration of the United Nations' International Translation Day Rutgers University, New Brunswick, we will host a Roundtable with G. J. Racz, Daniel Shapiro, and Jonathan Cohen moderated by Marcy Schwartz. 

G. J. Racz will provide an introductory overview of the market for poetry translation in the United States and outline current trends regarding its reception. He will discuss strategies of modeling and domestication/assimilation that might be of use for publication and, in the case of formal poetry, the methodologies of organic and analogical form. The other panelists will touch upon these topics in their own presentations.

Daniel Shapiro will speak about Review magazine’s long journey of showcasing Latin American literature in translation and the process involved in each editorial cycle, from commissioning translations to publication and beyond, in addition to his experience translating Cipango, the acclaimed poetry collection by Chilean poet Tomás Harris. He will also discuss the nexus of writing-translating-editing, which he considers integral to his own creative process.

Jonathan Cohen will present on the evolving modern tradition and methods of poetry translation, focusing on English translations of Spanish American poets. His talk will start with the early twentieth century and the translations made by Salomón de la Selva and Muna Lee, then address the mid-century collaborative translations of William Carlos Williams and Rutger’s José Vázquez-Amaral.

To register for this event click on the link:  ITD Registration.

Location AB-4052
Organized and sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, their Translation and Interpreting Program, the new Rutgers Translation Studies Initiative, the Department of English, The Language Center, and the Program in Comparative Literature.
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