Podcast: A public event on translators’ rights by CEATL’s Working Group

Podcast: A public event on translators’ rights by CEATL’s Working Group

On 9 October 2018 CEATL’s Working Group on Copyright met in Warsaw. As part of their meeting they organised a public event on translators’ rights.

A podcast of the meeting, held in English, is now available.

Please click here (https://naprzeklad NULL.podbean NULL.com/e/battling-for-money-and-better-status-for-translators-across-europe-ceatl-meeting-in-warsaw/) to hear what seven CEATL delegates, translators themselves, have to say about CEATL, translators’ rights, the situation of literary translators in Europe and actions taken on European and national level.

New CEATL project, Small is Great, takes off – Catalan association organises the pilot seminar

New CEATL project, Small is Great, takes off – Catalan association organises the pilot seminar

The Catalan Writers’ Association (https://www NULL.escriptors NULL.cat/) (AELC) just took the first step of the Small is Great project, a new initiative of CEATL’s Working Group on Training and Education. On Wednesday 3 October, AELC organised a roundtable at the Liber book fair in Barcelona. The session ‘Small languages, big translations’, was a conversation between two editors and two literary translators (from Greek and Swedish into Catalan) conducted by AELC’s board member Jordi Martín Lloret (who is an editor and a literary translator, as well).

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.

Europe celebrates International Translation Day

Europe celebrates International Translation Day

On 24 May 2017, the United Nations General Assembyl recognised 30 September as International Translation Day, to be celebrated every year across the entire UN network. Translators’ associations all over Europe organise a variety of festive events. To name a few:

 

Austria

The Austrian association of literary translators (http://www NULL.literaturhaus NULL.at/lh/ueg/) has a tradition of celebrating International Translation Day together with the other translators’ and interpreters’ associations in Austria by taking turns in organising the event.

Public event during CEATL’s AGM: Boundaries in literary translation (11 May 2018, Kopenhagen)

Public event during CEATL’s AGM: Boundaries in literary translation (11 May 2018, Kopenhagen)

This year, the annual meeting of the CEATL will take place in Copenhagen, and as part of this gathering, the delegates and the general public are invited to a special edition of the literary event The Red Couch.

On Friday 11 May, literary translator Niels Brunse is in conversation with colleague François-Eric Grodin on borders in literary translation: on being a mediator of literature across cultural and linguistic boundaries and on limitations and possibilities in translation as an art form.

Bulgarian Translators’ Union honours translator Iglika Vassileva

Bulgarian Translators’ Union honours translator Iglika Vassileva

At the end of 2017 the Bulgarian Translators’ Union (http://www NULL.bgtranslators NULL.org/) organised an evening dedicated to literary translator Iglika Vassileva and her interpretation of the works of Virginia Woolf in Bulgarian. It was the twentieth anniversary of the first publication of Vassileva’s translation of  To the Lighthouse  and a birthday anniversary of the admired translator.

Czech translators start a series of discussions on developments in book market

Czech translators start a series of discussions on developments in book market

Hosted by Vaclav Havel Library (http://www NULL.vaclavhavel-library NULL.org/en/index/news), the series ‘Lost in Translation’ is a chance for translators, editors and other representatives of publishing houses, big and small, as well as  publishers owned by large media groups, to exchange their experiences, expectations, complaints and grievances, and to comment on the situation in  the choked book market from their respective points of view.

Romanian and Argentinian literary translators talk about their professional activism at Leipzig Book Fair (16 March 2018)

Romanian and Argentinian literary translators talk about their professional activism at Leipzig Book Fair (16 March 2018)

Romania will be the focus country at this year’s  Leipzig Book Fair (15-18 March 2018). Among many other events on Romanian literature, the fair will also host a talk (http://www NULL.leipziger-buchmesse NULL.de/ll/veranstaltungen/29727) on literary translators and their efforts to create professional associations defending their rights.

‘Working day and night at their desks with only books and cats for company, literary translators sometimes have to go to great lengths to get organized and overcome professional isolation.

Basque association visited Slovenia

Basque association visited Slovenia

Building on last year’s New Translators programmme (http://www NULL.eizie NULL.eus/en/Jarduerak/itzultzaile_berriak), two representatives of EIZIE (Euskal Itzultzaile, Zuzentzaile eta Interpreteen Elkartea, the Association of Translators, Correctors and Interpreters of the Basque Language) travelled to Slovenia this year to take part in discussions about the spread of Basque culture and translation.

STRADE demands state foundation for the support of literary translation and other news from Italy

STRADE demands state foundation for the support of literary translation and other news from Italy

It has been a busy autumn for the Italian Union of Literary Translators Strade. (http://www NULL.traduttoristrade NULL.it/)

Starting at the beginning of October, the association was one of the main co-operating partners of the Migrant Literatures Festival (http://www NULL.festivaletteraturemigranti NULL.it/) in Palermo, Sicily, which hosted a series of events under the title “Lost (and Found) in Translation”.

Lecture on literary translation and Nazism, protests against Neo-Nazi March in Gothenburg – International Translation Day 2017 in Sweden

Lecture on literary translation and Nazism, protests against Neo-Nazi March in Gothenburg – International Translation Day 2017 in Sweden

From 28 September to 1 October 2017, Gothenburg Book Fair (https://goteborg-bookfair NULL.com) hosted ´Room for Translation´, a programme with talks on literary translation. International Translation Day (30 September) was celebrated with a panel discussion about ‘Strategies of Loneliness’ – three renowned translators discussed loneliness and cooperation in our profession as well as lust for translation, all in honour of St Jerome (Hieronymus).

I love this place! – International Translation Day 2017 in Warsaw

I love this place! – International Translation Day 2017 in Warsaw

As in previous years, EUNIC Warszawa, the European Commission Representation in Poland and the Polish Association of Literary Translators (http://stl NULL.org NULL.pl/) held a celebration in Warsaw on the occasion of International Translation Day. Throughout the day, thirteen classes were given by distinguished and experienced translators in high schools.

Around the world in translation – International Translation Day 2107 in Basque Country

Around the world in translation – International Translation Day 2107 in Basque Country

For International Translation Day, the Association of Translators, Correctors and Interpreters of the Basque Language (EIZIE (http://www NULL.eizie NULL.eus/)) launched an initiative to get one sentence in Basque translated into as many languages as possible.

The sentence was taken from a text (Berbelitzenak (http://www NULL.eizie NULL.eus/en/Argitalpenak/alebereziak/grafikoa)) written by Anjel Lertxundi, a Basque author, and is the following:

“Itzulpena ez da posible, baina itzulpenak bizi gaitu.”

Participants sent 35 translations in 21 languages (see here (http://www NULL.eizie NULL.eus/en/Jarduerak/bestelako_egitasmoak/munduari_itzulia)).

Danish language in focus on International Translation Day 2017

Danish language in focus on International Translation Day 2017

On 30 September, to celebrate International Translation Day 2017, the Danish Translators’ Association (http://danskforfatterforening NULL.dk/) is hosting a conference in Copenhagen on the topic ´Nuances in Danish: Renewal and/or Impoverishment´. The event will include a translators’ fair, workshops, talks on subtitling of the Norwegian TV-series ´Skam´, translating Astérix, marketing language, words as artwork, and a debate on the topic ´Who Determines Language?´

As has been the tradition for the last seven years, the international translation day celebration brings together translators from many fields, including state-authorised translators, interpreters, subtitlers, students and researchers of translation and literary translators.

German translators started St Jerome’s week in Hamburg

German translators started St Jerome’s week in Hamburg

German St-Jerome’s-Week – German ‘St Jerome’s Week ‘ – started in Hamburg on the evening of 25 September, when a therapy group of anonymous translators outed themselves as addicted to lobster, beauty, blood, music and bananas in the Hamburg Nachtasyl, by reading short passages from their translations.

The week goes on with around 50 readings, discussions and ‘transparent translator’ presentations in a dozen German cities and in Zurich as well as in 7 Goethe Institutes in Alexandria, Amsterdam, Kairo, Kiew, Nanjing, Peking, and Taschkent.

15th edition of ‘Days of Literary Translation’ (29 September – 1 October 2017, Rome, Italy)

15th edition of ‘Days of Literary Translation’ (29 September – 1 October 2017, Rome, Italy)

The 15th Giornate della Traduzione Letteraria (‘Days of Literary Translation’) will take place at Link Campus University of Rome, Italy, from 29 September to 1 October 2017.

This year’s symposium, organized by Stefano Arduini and Ilide Carmignani, will be dedicated to publishing perspectives. Special guests include Nicola Lagioia, writer and director of Turin Book Fair, poet Valerio Magrelli and linguist Luca Serianni.

Call for papers: International Conference on Samuel Beckett – Literature and Translation (Cáceres, Spain; 12-13 April 2018)

Call for papers: International Conference on Samuel Beckett – Literature and Translation (Cáceres, Spain; 12-13 April 2018)

On 12-13 April 2018 the Department of English of the University of Extremadura in Cáceres (Spain) will organise an international conference on  Beckett’s presence in  Spanish cultural life  over the last sixty years, with special attention to the Spanish renditions of his works.

Although almost all of Beckett’s novels, dramatic works,  prose and poetic texts have been translated into Spanish, the quality of these versions  varies greatly.