Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ilinca Zarifopol Johnston Colloquium 2009

The Dept. of Comparative Literature and the Student Advisory Board cordially invite you to the first Ilinca Zarifopol Johnston Colloquium of the 2009/2010 academic year.

When?  Friday October 30, 2009, 1-3pm

Where?  CAHI House (1211 E. Atwater Ave)

What?  Translation: Theory and Practice (and refreshments and food of course)

Who?  Raina Polivka will read her paper on Elizabeth Bishop, Urszula Paleczek and Magdalena Mullek will read from their translations of Slavic poetry, and Meg Arenberg, who has won the 2009 ALTA Fellowship, will read an excerpt from her translation of Said A. Mohamed's Swahili novel Utengano, which she will be presenting in November at the annual ALTA conference.

Through this colloquium, we celebrate the life, scholarship and teaching of Prof. Zarifopol Johnston. She published and taught on questions such as exile in literature, the genre of parody, the novel, the practices of translation. In light of her many achievements, we hope that the Ilinca Zarifopol Johnston colloquium will continue to serve as a good forum for intellectual dialogue and engagement with colleagues. We would like to see many people, including CompLit minors, attend these sessions, whether as presenters or audience members.