Lecture by David Dollenmayer, October 19, 2010

Pesky Pronouns and Pusillanimous Publishers: Some Reflections on the Practice and Business of Literary Translation

David Dollenmayer, Professor of German, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Using the example of a work in progress – a translation of a novella by the contemporary Austrian writer Michael Köhlmeier – I will reflect on literary translation: what brought me to it late in a career as a German professor, why it’s important, how it gets done, and why it’s hard to publish.

Time: 3-5pm
Location: B-4 Dwinelle Hall

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