Sunday Submissions: Trace Press Arabic Translation Workshop

Discussions on the ethics of collaboration will conclude the series, along with a shared collective translation. How do we work through practical challenges in translating dialects, humour and insults, or using footnotes and paratexts? Like a basil plant in translation, these workshops will not make up their mind. What kinds of poetic, aesthetic and ideological challenges does translation pose? The workshops will take place in two series: Series 1: Nov 27, Dec 4, & Dec 11, 2022 (Sundays 11 am-1pm EST/4pm-6pm CET) Series 2: Feb 5, 19, & 26, 2023 (Sundays   11am-1pm EST/4pm-6pm CET) Celebration: April 2023 (with the Dalaala collective) To find more information and register for the workshop, head to the workshop’s website and register through the form available there. What are the possibilities of re-envisioning Arabic literary texts for contemporary readers? Each workshop in this 2-part series will focus on specific texts and questions exploring the poetic, aesthetic, and ideological challenges that translation from Arabic poses to Western knowledge. How do we grapple with words that bear historical traces of oppression, especially around race, gender and sexuality? Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading… The free workshops, organized in collaboration with Trace Press, will grapple with the following questions: How do we decenter Western knowledge through translation? Sunday Submissions: Trace Press Arabic Translation Workshop November 27, 2022November 24, 2022 by jeanefranco Yasmine Haj and Norah Alkharashi invite emerging and experienced Arabic-English translators, poets, and writers to dive into the complexities and pleasures of literary translation.

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