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Friday, October 30 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Vernaculars as the Substantiation of Traffic: A Challenge for Translation

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Traffic within/across languages is substantiated through vernaculars. They attest to the spatial and temporal movements taking place. This panel discusses the ways in which translators navigate through dialects and vernaculars. The languages discussed in this panel are Arabic, French, Farsi, Montenegrin, and German. Literary works written in Arabic increasingly include the author’s vernacular. The same goes for Maghrebi francophone literature that often includes elements absent from mainstream French. Also, how to translate vernacular Afghani Farsi expressions when the translator has access only to mainstream Farsi? Finally, knowing that Swiss German and Austrian German have different vernacular expressions, how a translator translates these various Germans into English?

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Diana Arterian

Doctoral Candidate, USC PhD in Lit & Creative Writing
Diana Arterian was born and raised in Arizona. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she is pursuing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She holds an MFA in poetry from CalArts, where she was a Beutner Fellow. | Diana is a Poetry Editor at Noemi Press, and a Managing Editor and founding member of the small press Ricochet. She has recently been honored with residencies and scholarships... Read More →
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Paula Gordon

translator, editor, doing business as Plan B
Paula Gordon, CT* | Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian into English | Plays, short stories, memoir, poetry | Essays about culture, art, media, and politics of post-WWII Yugoslavia | and successor countries, particularly Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro | *ATA Certified Translator, Croatian to English | http://www.dbaPlanB.com


Friday October 30, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Canyon C

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