Events 2014-2015

5th Biennial Graduate Student Translation Conference

Friday, May 8th

2-4—Opening Roundtable: “The Future of Literary Translation” with Kaija Straumanis (Open Letter) and Benjamin Paloff (UMich) (Rackham West Conference Room)

4-5:30—Keynote address: Professor Sean Cotter (UT Dallas), “Translating after Eastern Europe” (Rackham West Conference Room)

7:00—“Translators Read their Favorite Translations” at Literati Bookstore (

Women Writing in Urdu

Speaker: M. Asaduddin

Date: April 10, 2015, 12-1:30 pm

Location: 2015 Tisch Hall, Comp Lit Library

CREES Noon Lecture: “The Other Stories in Anna Karenina: A Translator’s Perspective.”

Speaker: Rosamund Bartlett, Writer, Scholar, and Translator
Date: 3/18/2015, 12-1:30 pm
Location: 1636 International Institute/SSWB

East Asia Immersion Workshop SHIFTING MEANINGS: Translation in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Date: 03/16/2015; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 1636 International Institute/SSWB

Translating Knowledge

Speaker: Florence Vatan, Associate Professor of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Date:  January 30, 2015, 12 pm

Location: 2015 Tisch Hall, Comp Lit Library

Translation at Work: Michigan Conversations on Literary Translation: Promoting Translated Literature in the US

Speakers: Esther Allen, Laurence Marie, Jadranka Vrsalovic-Carevic

Date:  January 22, 2015, 6-8pm

Location: Hatcher Graduate Library

Translation at Work: Michigan Conversations on Literary Translation

Speaker: Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Press), Dwayne Hayes (Absinthe)

Date: November 6th, 2014; 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)

“Like a Fish Taking Itself onto the Hook: Artistic and Scholarly Creativity under Political Oppression”

Speaker: Abdilatif Abdalla Poetry Reading (in Swahili with translation read by Kelly Askew)

Date: Wednesday Nov. 5th

Translate-a-thon 2014

Date: October 24-26, 2014

Location: North Quad, Language Resource Center

CSAS Scholarly Lecture Series: Translation, Bilingualism and Hinglish
Deep in the Woods: Translating Upendranath Ashk’s Hindi novel Falling Walls

Date: October 24th, 2014

Speaker: Daisy Rockwell, writer and artist

Location: Comparative Literature Seminar Room, 2018 Tisch Hall

Thinking Other People’s Thoughts: Comprehension, Translation, Versification

Date:  October 20th, 2014

Speaker: Brian Holton, Tentie Translation, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Location: 1644 School of Social Work Building

RIW in Literary Translation Workshop with Rachel Tzvia Back

Speaker: Rachel Tzvia Back, Poet, Translator

Date: 09/17/2014; 12:00 PM

Location: Comparative Literature Library, 2015 Tisch Hall