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Friday, October 30 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Pets, Epithets and Sobriquets, or Sometimes a Bignose is Just a Schnoz

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How nicknames and epithets are developed and applied vary from culture to culture and from era to era. From the Classical to the contemporary, this panel seeks to explore ways in which translators traffic in these sometimes puzzling appellations, transporting them to the target language while conserving the cultural impact of the original. We will discuss examples from classical Latin poetry (Art Beck), modern Cuban fiction (Dick Cluster), Yiddish literature (Shirley Kumove), and contemporary Argentine noir fiction (Andrea Labinger).

Friday October 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm MST
Canyon A

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