Translation Studies Symposium

Date(s) - 03/09/2017 - 03/10/2017
All Day


The Translation Studies Research Group will be holding a symposium on literary translation and translation studies on March 9-10, 2017. While translation is an ancient practice, the study and theorization of translation is a relatively new field that has gained increasing momentum in recent decades. This symposium will approach both the practice and the study of translation and examine the urgency and relevance of translation and translation studies in the twenty-first century. The symposium will feature three outside scholars—Suzanne Jill Levine (UC Santa Barbara), Shaden Tageldin (U of Minnesota), and Brian Baer (Kent State U).

Thursday, March 9

– 12:05pm; HBLL auditorium —  Professor Levine will give a plenary lecture entitled “Borges and/on Translation”

– 3:00pm EIZ Theater (B192 JFSB) — Professors Tageldin and Baer will hold a roundtable discussion on “The Relevance of Translation Studies” — Reception to follow.

Both the plenary and the roundtable are open to the university and to the public.

Friday, March 10

Each of our guests will hold a workshop with BYU faculty and students who will have circulated their works in progress (translations, translator’s prefaces, and articles on translation studies) beforehand.

For more information contact Daryl Hague ( or Marlene Hansen Esplin (

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