Advertisement Close

Symposium: “Arabic Literature in Translation” with Dima Ayoub (Middlebury), Alexandra Shraytekh (Tufts), and Michelle Hartman (McGill) (virtual)

Symposium: “Arabic Literature in Translation” with Dima Ayoub (Middlebury), Alexandra Shraytekh (Tufts), and Michelle Hartman (McGill) (virtual)

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/22/2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

0
Add This to Your Calendar

Categories

Cost:
USD
Contact Person:

Email:

Website:
https://mideast.unc.edu/event/symposium-arabic-literature-in-translation-with-dima-ayoub-middlebury-alexandra-shraytekh-tufts-and-michelle-hartman-mcgill-virtual/
Phone:

Organization:
UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies


ONLINE

This mini symposium proposes to investigate modern Arabic literature in translation. The translation of Arabic texts has a complicated history, incorporating publishers’ reticence to publish translations, politics, gender, as well as difficulties of situating Arabic literature within the all-encompassing world literature.

 

What gets translated and why? How are we the audience to read what is translated? Do these translations give us insight to Arab society and culture? What is the reception of these works? Why is the novel privileged over other literatures, e.g. poetry? Is there a cultural reason or a publisher’s preference and influence? Indeed, is there a preference for secular novels over religious texts? What is the power dynamic and relationship between these different strands? Our panelists will explore these questions as well as discuss the relationship between publisher and translator; text and translator; the relationship between author and translator.

 

Registration here: http://bit.ly/2Y8yRDj

 

For more information, please contact griffin.orlando@duke.edu

 

Organized by Duke Libraries, Duke Middle East Studies Center, and Duke Islamic Studies Center.

 

Duke University

Map Unavailable