20 – 29 May

Events
2017

Talking Translation - Untranslatable: Constraints in Literary Translation

Date
Friday, 26 May
Time
2:30PM
Venue
Trinity Centre for Literary Translation
Price
Free

This session will discuss the concept of ‘untranslatability’ and constraints in literary translation – and, in particular, the translation of constrained writing. What happens in translation when the original text has been ‘restricted’ through the use of constrained writing techniques? And what do you do when the original has been written to be purposefully untranslatable?! These questions and broader issues of language potentialities will be explored by a panel of translation and constrained writing experts, with a special focus on Oulipo, the experimental French literary movement.

Organised by the French Embassy in Ireland, the German Embassy Dublin, the Goethe-Institut Irland and Literature Ireland within the framework of the French- German cultural funds.