Vacancy for professorship in Translation Studies at Utrecht University (deadline: 27 January 2019)

Vacancy for professorship in Translation Studies at Utrecht University (deadline: 27 January 2019)

The Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication of the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University is seeking applications for a full professorship in the field of Translation Studies. The Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication (TLC) brings together expertise in the fields of specific Languages (Celtic & Classics, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish) as well as those of Linguistics, Comparative Literature and Communication Studies. […]

Basque translators met Bulgarian colleagues (17-19 October 2018)

Basque translators met Bulgarian colleagues (17-19 October 2018)

Last year representatives from EIZIE (Euskal Itzultzaile, Zuzentzaile eta Interpreteen Elkartea, the Association of Translators, Correctors and Interpreters of the Basque Language) traveled to Slovenia as part of the New Translators programme, and this year we were in Bulgaria October 17-19 to discuss the importance of translation in the development of literature and in Basque culture, among other things. […]

Call for application: Paul Celan fellowships for translators 2019/2020 (deadline: 28 February 2019)

Call for application: Paul Celan fellowships for translators 2019/2020 (deadline: 28 February 2019)

The program supports translations of canonical texts, contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies from Eastern to Western European languages or vice versa, or between two Eastern European languages. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or female scholars. No applications for works of fiction and poetry are being accepted. […]

Call for applications: International meeting for translators of German literature (Berlin / Leipzig, 17-24 March 2019)

Call for applications: International meeting for translators of German literature (Berlin / Leipzig, 17-24 March 2019)

From 17-24 March 2019 Literarisches Colloquium Berlin will host a seminar for professional translators of German literature. With financial support from the Robert Bosch Foundation and the German Translators’ Fund, and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, S. Fischer Foundation, and the Pro Helvetia foundation, the seminar is open to 30 translators from all over the world. […]

Czech translator takes a public stand against xenophobic comments

Czech translator takes a public stand against xenophobic comments

Michala Marková, a renowned translator from English and French, wrote an open letter to the Czech Radio Council, expressing her concerns about the unacceptable statement of one of its members, Tomáš Kňourek, who reacted to a broadcasted excerpt from her translation of The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst. Mr Kňourek called the author a ‘lecher’ dressed as a writer and his writing ‘filth’, irrelevantly attacked the United Kingdom and its approach to migration, mentioned the Muslim minority as ‘people’ in quotation marks, and implicitly suggested censorship would be welcome  while attacking  the editor in chief of the highly acclaimed radio station. […]

16th edition of the ‘Literary Translation Days’ (5-7 October 2018, Rome, Italy)

16th edition of the ‘Literary Translation Days’ (5-7 October 2018, Rome, Italy)

From 5 to 7 October 2018, the 16th edition of ‘Giornate della Traduzione Letteraria’ (Literary Translation Days), organized by Stefano Arduini and Ilide Carmignani, will take place at Link Campus University of Rome, Italy. Translators, publishers, writers and scholars will take part in seminars and debates to analyse the issues and future perspectives for literary translators.  […]

Call for Applications: Artist-in-Residence-Programme in Vienna / Salzburg 2019 (Deadline: 30 September 2018)

Call for Applications: Artist-in-Residence-Programme in Vienna / Salzburg 2019 (Deadline: 30 September 2018)

In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. […]

The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to become familiar with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment and to make contact with Austrian artists. Residents are expected to complete a project during their stay. […]

PEN International issues Case List of transgressions against freedom of expression

PEN International issues Case List of transgressions against freedom of expression

PEN International has just issued its annual Case List of transgressions against the freedom of expression. Affirming the idea that ‘Literature knows no frontiers and must remain common currency among people in spite of political or international upheavals’ and the principle of ‘unhampered transmission of thought within each nation and between all nations’, PEN International has identified five patterns of oppression in 2017. One of these patterns contains references to translators: […]

Czech translators and their concerns at the Prague Book Fair (10–13 May 2018)

Czech translators and their concerns at the Prague Book Fair (10–13 May 2018)

Translators enjoyed much attention at the last Prague Book Fair, visited by 46,000 book lovers, where as many as 26 countries participated in various programmes throughout the four days.

Speed-dating session of translators and publishers
Apart from numerous readings organized by publishers and a complex introduction of literature from Latin America in the context of Czech book market, several major events highlighted our profession, thanks to the Czech Literary Centre (CLC). […]