Attached are some resources from the conferences, including texts of presentations, and links to videos which were broadcast on the day. Thanks are due to the presenters and translators for their permission to make these resources available.

Further links to video highlights of the presentations will be uploaded to the University’s YouTube channel soon. Links to these clips will also be uploaded here.

Resources

Languages of Exile conference pack, including programme and abstracts (PDF)

Beyond the poetry, video presentation by Joseph Mulligan (YouTube)

Beyond the poetry, text by Joseph Mulligan (PDF)

‘The state of Spanish literature’ (César Vallejo), translation by Michael Lee Rattigan (PDF)

‘A life in parenthesis’, video interview with Francisco Brines by Claudio Tedesco (YouTube)

‘A life in parenthesis’, transcript of video in Spanish and English translation (PDF)

‘The (im)possibilities of translating Vallejo’s poetry: the case of Trilce XXV’, presentation by Valentino Gianuzzi (PDF)

Poems, by Álvaro Fierro, translations by Steven Cranfield and Claudio Tedesco (PDF)

Introducing the poetry of Álvaro Fierro, by Steven Cranfield and Claudio Tedesco (PDF)

YouTube video recordings of conference presentation and reading by  Álvaro Fierro: Part 1 of 3, Part 2 of 3, Part 3 of 3.

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A few last minute places are still available. Please use the Eventbrite online link  displayed in previous posts to register online. Registration is free, and instantaneous.

Alba Londres have confirmed the following line-up of readers for the post conference reading/reception: Jèssica PujolNoèlia Diaz Vicedo and Valentino Gianuzzi, plus guest Isabel del Rio.

Confirmed list of speakers and presenters

  • Peter Bushkeynote address (Translator and former Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation)
    ‘Destroying the standard: Juan the Landless
  • Dr Tom Boll (King’s College, University of London)
    ‘Alejo Carpentier’s Los pasos perdidos in English: Translating a language of displacement’
  • Dr Rocío Durán Barba (Poet, fiction writer, Ecuador)
    ‘Reflections on exile’
  • Francisco Brines (Poet, Spain) – in an interview recorded with Claudio Tedesco for the conference on the theme of exile in his poetic and literary career
  • Álvaro Fierro (Poet, Spain) – giving a reading of his poetry with his co-translators into English Steven Cranfield and Claudio Tedesco
  • Rosalind Harvey (Translator, Founder and Coordinator of Emerging Translators Network)
    ‘Translating culture: pig’s head stew, holy whores and Mexican chavs abroad’
  • Stefan Tobler (Translator, Publisher of ‘And Other Stories’, UK)
    And Other Stories reading groups. Or, how Juan Pablo Villalobos, Iosi Havilio and Juan Tomas Ávila Laurel found English publication’

Round table discussion on translating César Vallejo

  • Professor William Rowe (Translator, and Birkbeck College, London)
    ‘Semantic indeterminacy or determinate negation?’
  • Valentino Gianuzzi (Researcher and translator, UCL)
    ‘The (im)possibilities of translating Vallejo’s poetry: the case of Trilce‘s poem XXV’
  • Michael Lee Rattigan (Translator, poet, UK) & Joseph Mulligan (Translator, USA)
    ‘Beyond the Poetry: Selecting the Writings of César Vallejo’

Plus guest poets and readers from ALBA Londres introduced by Dr Noèlia Diaz Vicedo (Alba Londres, University of Westminster and Queen Mary University).

Places are still available. See ‘Advance information’ about how to register. Plus see also below:

The conference will be from 9.30am until 5.00pm (followed by a reading/reception from 5.00 to 6.00pm) and will be held in the University of Westminster’s building at 309 Regent Street.

With the support of:

Hispania IC

The event is free, although registration is required using the registration form and numbers are limited on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to reserve a place, please use Eventbrite online registration by clicking on the logo below or this link: http://languagesofexile-es2005.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

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Deadline for registration: June 20 2013.

For all queries please contact Olga Núñez Piñeiro O.Nunez@westminster.ac.uk

The conference programme will shortly be posted here:

https://languagesofexile.wordpress.com/

The Department of Modern and Applied Languages & Westminster Exchange, University of Westminster, are hosting a 1-day conference ‘The Languages of Exile: Translating Modern and Contemporary Hispanic Literature’

University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

Friday 21 June 2013, 9.30am – 6.00pm

A day of presentations, readings, and discussions on the translation of fiction, prose and poetry from Spanish

Key note speaker: Peter Bush (Translator and former Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation)

Confirmed speakers include the following academics, researchers, writers and publishers:

  • Dr Tom Boll (King’s College, University of London)
  • Dr Steven Cranfield (University of Westminster)
  • Dr Noèlia Diaz Vicedo (Alba Londres & University of Westminster)
  • Claudio Tedesco (Translator, London)
  • Francisco Brines (Poet, Spain) – in an interview recorded for the conference
  • Álvaro Fierro (Poet, Spain)
  • Rosalind Harvey (Translator, Coordinator of Emerging Translators Network)
  • Stefan Tobler (Translator, Publisher of ‘And Other Stories’, UK)

A Round Table discussion on translating César Vallejo between:

  • Professor William Rowe (Birkbeck College, London)
  • Valentino Gianuzzi (Researcher and translator, UCL)
  • Michael Lee Rattigan (Translator, poet, UK)
  • Joseph Mulligan (Translator, USA)

This one-day conference is dedicated to exploring the theme of ‘exile’ in its widest sense in the context of translating modern and contemporary Hispanic literature: from the language of self-exile of Juan Goytisolo, to the language of political exile of César Vallejo, to the theme of the exiled body in contemporary Spanish poets. The conference will bring together scholars, translators, writers, publishers and others from a variety of different backgrounds and interests to consider representations of exile and how translators respond to these in their own ‘languages’.

The conference will be from 10.00am until 5.00pm and will be held in the University of Westminster’s building at 309 Regent Street.

With the support of:

Hispania IC

The event is free, although registration is required using the registration form and numbers are limited on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to reserve a place, please use Eventbrite online registration by clicking on the logo below or this link: http://languagesofexile-es2005.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

eventbrite

Deadline for registration: June 20 2013.

For all queries please contact Olga Núñez Piñeiro O.Nunez@westminster.ac.uk

The conference programme will shortly be posted here:

https://languagesofexile.wordpress.com/