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Translation for Monolinguals

Jan Steyn, University of Iowa

December 10, 2018 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm · 144 Louis A. Simpson Building

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication

This talk reflects on conundrums often faced by translators, teachers of translation, reviewers of works in translation, authors writing original works in a translation-impacted world, and even, occasionally, Hollywood filmmakers: How to talk about translation to people who only speak one language? What are the appropriate metaphors, intra-lingual exercises, narrative strategies, or visualizations for the commerce between languages? And (how) can such attempts to talk about translation challenge the presumptive category of monolingualism itself?

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