OCCT HT Week 2 Updates


Don’t forget to register for OCCT’s postgraduate and early-career conference, Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines Conference, taking place on 22 February 2020 at St Anne’s College. The conference programme and registration link is available here: https://www.occt.ox.ac.uk/translational-spaces-language-literatures-disciplines-conference. The conference will culminate with André Naffis-Sahely reading from The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature (Pushkin Press, 2019).

In this term’s first Discussion Group meeting, Yeogeun Kim (Oxford) discussed translations of a 17th century Korean Buddhist romance and their visual renditions. We also joined Queen's Translation Exchange for an engaging evening of translation and literature with celebrated German author Clemens Meyer on Thursday 23 January.



1.  Translation Assistance Job (Paid Opportunity)

Looking for a part-time assistant to check translations from German to English. Relates to art history. If interested please contact Orde: orde@orde.info.

2. Queen’s Translation Exchange

International Book Club - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 3 March, 5-6:30pm in the Memorial Room at Queen's College.

For this meeting we’ll be reading Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk. Antonia Lloyd-Jones, the translator, will be joining us for the discussion. First published in Polish in 2009, the novel was translated into English by Antonia Lloyd-Jones in 2018 and shortlisted for the International Man Booker Prize in 2019. No knowledge of Polish is required and new attendees are welcome! Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Olga Tokarczuk won the Man Booker International Prize 2018 for her novel, Flights, and the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature. Find out more about the book and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-book-club-tickets-89245982135

As always, all are welcome and the event is free, just sign up here to let us know if you plan to come.

Blackwell's is offering a 30% discount for attendees of the Book Club. Simply quote the following code when purchasing the book online or in person: BSTPLOW20

3. Shadows of Troy
12-15 Feb
Main Stage, Oxford Playhouse

'Shadows of Troy' is a bold new adaptation of two giants of ancient theatre - Sophocles’ 'Ajax', and Euripides’ 'Iphigenia at Aulis'. A new translation presents these plays in tandem, creating a truly epic narrative of the most famous war in Western history. Alongside the production, the students will be running workshops in local schools, coordinated by QTE ambassador Jack Franco and inspired by our creative translation workshops.Tickets available here.


 by Eleni Philippou


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