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Sunday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 310, JW Marriott

The Translator as Character

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A special session. Presiding: Emily Cersonsky Hayman, Columbia Univ.

Speakers: Marlena Cravens, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Robin Ellis, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Denise Kripper, Georgetown Univ.; Anne McConnell, West Virginia State Univ.; Kathryn Vomero Santos, Texas A&M Univ., Corpus Christi

Respondent: Emily Cersonsky Hayman

Panelists explore the translator or interpreter as a character in works of fiction ranging from the early modern era to the present. By drawing out the shadowy figure of the translator, these works allow us to consider who translates; where, when, and how translators do so; and what the boons or pitfalls might be in moving (and living) between languages and boundaries.

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