On Friday 6 March (Seminar Room 11, St Anne’s College; 5.30pm - 7pm), please join us to celebrate the publication of Prismatic Translation, edited by Matthew Reynolds and containing essays by OCCT's own Adriana X. Jacobs and Kasia Szymanska as well as many other distinguished contributors. We will also be celebrating the paperback re-issue of Minding Borders: Resilient Divisions in Literature, the Body and the Academy, ed. Nicola Gardini, Adriana X. Jacobs, Ben Morgan, Mohamed-Salah Omri and Matthew Reynolds. Information about both texts is available here: https://www.occt.ox.ac.uk/book-launch-prismatic-translation. Drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm, with a very short talk at about 6.00pm.
The BCLA Annual Postgraduate Conference, entitled ‘Radical Retellings: Fairy Tale, Myth, and Beyond’, is also taking place On Friday 6 March (Seminar Room 10, St Anne’s College; starting 8.30am). For registration and payment, follow this link to Eventbrite. This event is supported by OCCT.
In our latest Discussion Group session, on 24 February, Emily Di Dodo (Oxford) introduced us to the creative unfaithfulness of a 15th-Century Castilian translation of Boccaccio's Decameron. On 28 February, TORCH International Fellow Antjie Krog, Professor Nkosinathi Sithole and Professor Chris Dunton, Professor of English and Dean of Humanities at the National University of Lesotho, presented the OUP Africa Pulse series and discussed translation in translated contexts. The discussion, entitled ‘African Classics: Translating Texts, Translated Contexts’, took place at St Anne’s College.