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Saturday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Lone Star B, JW Marriott

Head-to-Head or Tête-à-Tête? The (Un)Translatability of World Literature

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Program arranged by the forum TC Translation Studies. Presiding: Antony James Hasler, Saint Louis Univ.

Speakers: Emily Apter, New York Univ.; David Damrosch, Harvard Univ.

How do we translate the “world” in world literature, and how does literature resist translation into the world and into the classroom? Does theory provide an alternative lingua franca for global literary studies? How do we access translation’s utopian communicative and community-building drive against its dystopian effects in a world system that is “one but unequal”?

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