Apply Now for a Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship to Attend ALTA

51HOfIIU-CL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_I used to see Peter Jansen every so often at Goethe Institut events at the University of Chicago and sometimes also at ALTA – a kind and incredibly knowledgable professor emeritus who translated from German (scholarly books, but also various works by Thomas Bernhard that he co-translated with Kenneth J. Northcott, such as the three plays collected in Histrionics, and Three Novellas). He taught until his retirement at the University of Chicago and passed away suddenly in 2007. Now a $1000 yearly travel fellowship has been established in his name to help an emerging translator of color or a translator working from a diaspora or stateless language to attend the ALTA conference. It’s a fitting tribute. The next conference, ALTA39: Translation & Crossings, will be held in Oakland, CA from Oct. 6-9, 2016. For more information and to submit an application, visit the ALTA website. All applications must be received by April 8, 2016. Spread the word!

 

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