Here’s what’s coming up in Translationland:
Saturday, Jan. 17:
Why Retranslate the Classics? Panel discussion to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Asymptote Journal, with the great Edith Grossman talking about her retranslation of Don Quixote, Translationista talking about her ditto of The Metamorphosis, Damion Searls and Tara FitzGerald, moderator. This is a ticketed event (fundraiser), details here. To be held at Tishman Auditorium at The New School, 66 W. 12th St., 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 22:
Writing Across Borders and Languages, a conversation with bilingual Italian-Algerian author Amara Lakhous, who will be speaking, among other things, about bilingual writing and (self-)translation. East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University. More information here. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29:
A Celebration of Silvina Ocampo to toast the appearance of two books by the late great Argentine writer (and Borges buddy): Thus Were Their Faces (short fiction) and Silvina Ocampo (poems). The event features translators Jason Weiss, Esther Allen, Daniel Balderston, and Yvette Siegert discussing Ocampo’s life and work. Event details here. The Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Ave. in Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.