Conference: "‘Rough Magic’: The Give and Take of Literary Translation". (RR Nº124/17)


    El Prof. Harman disertará sobre la traducción literaria en general y comentará sobre la traducción de una selección de obras de Franz Kafka en la que se encuentra trabajando actualmente.
    La actividad se realiza en el marco del "Ciclo de Cultura y Estudios Irlandeses 2017.. 
     
    Profesional a cargo: Mark Harman, PhD. 
    Esta actividad se realiza con la Embajada de Irlanda en Argentina, en el marco de la Cátedra Extracurricular de Estudios Irlandeses.
     

    Abstract:
    There are intriguing connections between what the great critic Walter Benjamin calls the “task of the translator” and the literary art of Franz Kafka. Both Kafka and his translators set out to achieve a goal that seems inherently impossible.  Just as Kafka saw his art as a quintessentially paradoxical enterprise, so too do many of us translators view our craft. Despite the often-claimed theoretical impossibility of the act of translation we practitioners nonetheless persist. When necessary we do so, as my title suggests, through a form of what Prospero in Shakespeare’s Tempest calls “rough magic.” Using examples from two English translations, I discuss the differences between my approach to translating Kafka and that of my English-language predecessors. This discussion prompts such questions as the following: how do re-translations differ from first translations? Can—or should—translators draw on their personal literary favorites in their own language when forging a prose style for the authors whom they translate?                          
     
                                                                           Dr. Mark Harman
                                                                           Professor of English and German
                                                                           College Professor of International Studies
                                                                           Elizabethtown College
                                                                           Pennsylvania, USA
    Fecha: Martes 21 de marzo
    Horario: 18:00
    Lugar: Aula Magna de la Escuela de Lenguas Modernas
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    Estudiantes de grado y posgrado, docentes universitarios, público en general.
     
    Informes e inscripción: lenguas@usal.edu.ar