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Juliet Winters Carpenter: Literary Translation from Abe to Zen
April 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Juliet Winters Carpenter has a long and distinguished career translating best-selling Japanese contemporary literature by such important authors as Abe Kobo, Enchi Fumiko, Miyabe Miyuki, Tawara Machi and Mizumura Minae. She has lived and taught in Japan for almost 50 years and has a deep understanding of Japanese culture and the place of literature within it.
During this talk, Professor Carpenter will discuss the challenges and rewards of translating between languages and cultures, including commonalities and differences in assumptions, approaches and expressions, and how works in translation open readers up to new perspectives and world-views.
The event will be hosted online via Zoom, and registration is required.
This talk is organized by the Department of Languages and World literatures and sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.