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An off-site event to coincide with the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention, Friday, January 10th, 7:30 PM, Sharp Building of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 S. Wabash Avenue, Room 216. This roundtable event will consist in a self-guided survey of recent translation projects by leading contemporaries in the field. Rather than being led by generalizable themes in the theory and practice of translation, each participant will read a brief excerpt from a recent translation project and then discuss the vicissitudes of working on it. If larger themes arise, let them. There is no chair or moderator. The event is free and open to the public.

Thanks to the MFA in Writing Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for co-hosting this event with Kenning Editions and Small Press Distribution.

Participants are Urayoan Noel, Daniel Borzutzky, Jen Scappattone, Anna Deeny, Johannes Göransson, John Keene, Nathanaël and Joshua Clover.

Not coincidentally, Clover’s co-translation of Jean-Marie Gleize’s forthcoming Tarnac, a preparatory act, will be the focus of his contribution to the roundtable. More on the book here.

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