Jhumpa Lahiri Champions the Writerly Art of Translation

September 4, 2020
Jhumpa Lahiri leads her spring 2020 course, “Advanced Fiction: Imitating Italians,” prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course relied heavily on translated texts and considered the limitations of translation. Photo: Denise Applewhite

Jhumpa Lahiri, Director of the Program in Creative Writing will be one of the speakers at the 14th Annual Humanities Colloquium on September 9. Here talk title is “Not should but might: notes of a would-be translator.”

On the Princeton University homepage, Lahiri discussed her personal and professional exploration of language and translation.

She also has been instrumental in bringing a translator-in-residence to the University every year since 2018. This fall, Mona Kareem, who works in Arabic and English, is Princeton’s translator-in-residence, supported jointly by PIIRS and the Humanities Council.

Read the full story here.

To register for the Colloquium, visit: https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q-GfiQY4RKyFbPhSafDUA

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