Translation Slam!

In celebration of the new Minor in Translation Studies and NYU’s many talented authors and translators, Liberal Studies is holding a Translation Slam in partnership with the Department of Comparative Literature, the Master’s in Translation & Interpreting Program at the School of Professional Studies, and the PEN America Translation Committee.

Co-hosted by Liberal Studies Professor Jennifer Zoble and SPS Professor Annelise Finegan, Co-Chair of the PEN America Translation Committee, the Translation Slam will feature Spanish poetry and Arabic prose. Participants will include NYU professors, graduate and undergraduate students, and an alumna, all of whom work in either language. Each translator will present their translation of a preselected text by one of the two participating authors. The audience will have the opportunity to engage both translators and authors in conversation about their methods, the challenges posed by these texts, and their broader work.