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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.

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Yanara Friedland

Yanara Friedland is a German-American writer and translator. Her first book Uncountry: A Mythology was the winner of the 2015 Noemi Press Fiction award and is forthcoming in German translation with Mattes & Seitz. She is the recipient of research grants from the DAAD and Arizona Commission... Read More →

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

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