FALL 2012 LSA TRANSLATION THEME SEMESTER
Where do we encounter translation in everyday life? What is translation? Who translates? Why translate? What lessons do we learn from translating? How can we make translation more visible?
These are some of the questions that students and faculty will explore together from a broad range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and international perspectives during a theme semester on translation, sponsored by the College of Literature, Science & the Arts at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2012, and coordinated by the Department of Comparative Literature.
The LSA Translation Theme Semester in Fall 2012 follows on the LSA Language Theme Semester in Winter 2012, to continue critical and creative reflection on the interplay between languages, and to consider many ways in which we translate from one discourse, discipline, medium, culture to another. In this sense, translation is at the heart of our community, our university, and the world at large.
For more information about the Fall 2012 Theme Semester see translation.lsa.umich.edu
Highlights of the Translation Theme Semester will include:
- Student translation contests, translation slams, Translate-a-thon
- Monday Translation Series at the North Quad (lectures, films, readings, student activities)
- Conference at the International Institute (Translating Human Rights)
- Exhibition at the University Library (Translators of Homer)
- Dance and music performance at Hill Auditorium (Translating Tagore)
- Japanese performance at the Michigan Theater (Translating silent film)
- Discussion about translation with visiting writers and artists
- Interdisciplinary University Course (UC 256): "Twenty Two Ways to Think About Translation"