In Translation: Mutuality and the Ethics of Unexpected Collaboration


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In Translation: Mutuality and the Ethics of Unexpected Collaboration

March 10, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Karen Van Dyck in conversation (online on Zoom) 

Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a Senegalese philosopher and Professor of French and Philosophy at Columbia University. He is the author of African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude (Seagull Books, 2011), The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa (Dakar, Codesria, 2016), Open to Reason: Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with Western Tradition (New York, Columbia University Press, 2018) and numerous other publications.

Karen Van Dyck is Professor of Modern Greek Literature in the Columbia University Department of Classics. Recent books include The Scattered Papers of Penelope (Graywolf, 2009), Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry (Penguin, 2016) and the co-edited anthology, The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (Norton, 2009). Her essays, translations and poetry have appeared in The Guardian, LARB, The Paris Review, Poiitiki and Tender.

In this joint UCL/University of Warwick/Columbia University event, Diagne and van Dyck discuss two of their recent articles on translation. We encourage audience members to read these (attached) in advance of the session:

·       Karen Van Dyck, 'Migration, translingualism, translation' in L. Venuti (ed), The Translation Studies Reader 4th Edition, pp.466-485 (Routledge, 2021)

·       Souleymane Bachir Diagne, 'Cultural Mediation, Colonialism & Politics: Colonial ‘Truchement’, Postcolonial Translator', in W. Adebanwi (ed.), The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins, pp. 308-317 (Boydell & Brewer, 2017)

The event will take place on Zoom. Please register in advance:

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12:00-13:15 (EST time)

17:00-18:15 (UK time)