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Calling all Student Translators

March 20, 2013

We are now soliciting submissions for the 2013 Annual Oberlin College Student Translation Symposium. Each year for over a decade the translation symposium has been the intellectual and creative high point of the Oberlin academic year. It is a fast-paced, multilingual, transformative event that exposes the audience to 20 literary pieces from a dozen or more languages.

• An original-language text with reference to source • Your original translation into English

E-mail your submission to symposium faculty advisors Jed Deppman and Patrick O’Connor.

• Submissions due by noon on March 29
• Students will be notified on April 3.
• The 2013 Symposium will take place at 4:30 on Monday April 8 in Craig Auditorium.

Each participant will have five minutes to do three things: read the original; read the translation; comment on the translation process. Students selected as participants will be invited to lunch with award-winning translators Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Lin, the English translators for Mo Yan, this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. They will close the 2013 translation symposium with a lecture at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Hallock Auditorium, AJLC.

The 2013 symposium is joyfully sponsored by Comparative Literature, Classics, Creative Writing, East Asian Studies, German, Russian, French and Italian, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures