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Thursday, October 29 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
“Trafficking” across Borders

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As translators we act as facilitators, helping to move the words of others across borders. Whether these “others” are authors or poets, migrants or asylum seekers, diplomats or politicians, prisoners or tourists, we as their translators/interpreters become players in a field that is often far more complicated than what we sign up for. The present panel aims to bring forth some of the social, political, ethical, and legal complications that define and/or arise out of the translating process in these different contexts.
In a world that is increasingly shaped by global traffic, translators are “traffickers” of lives and destinies, present or past, real or fictional; whether we like it or not, are aware of it or not.


Yanara Friedland

Yanara Friedland has performed, translated, climbed mountains and written in many different places. Her maternal great grandfather owned a corner store in Milwaukee, her paternal great grandfather coalmines in the Rhineland. She is currently working on an interdisciplinary project walking seven different borders with seven different people.

Thursday October 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm

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