The Third Annual Day of Translation

Co-presented with the Center for the Art of Translation

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:30 AM EDT
Fenwick Library, Reading Room, Room 2001


Join us for our third annual Day of Translation co-presented with the Center for the Art of Translation. All panels and events will take place on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Virginia.

Writers and translators appearing include Jeffrey Angles, Natascha Bruce, Jennifer Croft, Boris Dralyuk, Shelley Frisch, Emily Getty, Mui Poopoksakul, and Jeremy Tiang, among others.

A familiar face with the Cheuse Center, Forrest Gander, will deliver the keynote address.

Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Desert and grew up, for the most part, in Virginia. Trenchant periods of his life were spent in San Francisco, Dolores Hidalgo (Mexico), and Eureka Springs, Arkansas. With degrees in both geology and English literature, Gander is the author of numerous books of poetry, translation, fiction, and essays. He’s the A.K. Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University. A U.S. Artists Rockefeller fellow, Gander has been recipient of grants from the NEA, the Guggenheim, Howard, Witter Bynner and Whiting foundations. His 2011 collection Core Samples from the World was an NBCC and Pulitzer Prize finalist for poetry, and his 2018 collection Be With won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and was longlisted for the National Book Award.

Find our full schedule below!

Nonfiction in Translation

10:30-11:45 a.m. 

Jennifer Croft, Boris Dralyuk, Shelley Frisch, and Emily Goedde


Breaking Boundaries: Representation in Translation

12:00 noon-1:15 p.m. 

Matthew Davis, Ezio Neyra, Mui Poopoksakul, and Aaron Robertson


Contemporary Literature from Asia

3:00-4:15 p.m. 

Jeffrey Angles, Natascha Bruce, Mui Poopoksakul, and Jeremy Tiang


Trends in Translation Publishing

4:15-5:30 p.m. 

Michael Holtmann, Michael Reynolds, Olivia Sears, and Amy Stolls


Keynote Address: Forrest Gander

7:00 p.m. 

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