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Women, Language(s) and Translation in the Italian Tradition: Public Engagement Events

Women, Language(s) and Translation in the Italian Tradition:

Public Engagement Events

 

In conjunction with the Women, Language(s) and Translation in the Italian Tradition conference (Clare College, Riley Auditorium, Cambridge on 7-8 November 2018), we have organised three public engagement events which will be open to the general public. The events are free, but advance registration is required as spaces are limited.

If you would like to attend, please register below at the relevant links for each event:

 

Event n. 1: Translation as Music, Music as Translation

When: Tuesday 6th November 2018, from 4.15 pm

Where: Clare College, Old Court, Latimer Room, and Clare College Chapel

Details:

This event will explore the relationship between solo voice and accompaniment, with the accompanist acting as translator, facilitating and enabling the reception of the soloist’s performance.

 

Clare College, Old Court, Latimer Room, 4.15 for 4.30-5.30pm

Pre-performance talk by Professor Jane Tylus (Yale University): Translation as Accompaniment

How might we think about music – supposedly a universal language – in terms of translation? This talk will consider the translator as a kind of accompanist – engaged in playful dialogue with the lead author – and the accompanist as a kind of translator, who facilitates and enables the reception of the soloist’s performance. The discussion will focus on the relationship between language and music, between notions of single authorship and collaboration, between reading and performance. These considerations will draw on recent work in translation studies and music history, citing examples from Renaissance poetry, as well as Chopin’s cello and Brahms’s clarinet sonatas, and other musical forms.

 

Clare College Chapel, 6-7pm

Concert: Music as Translation

 

Concert Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach, ‘Chaconne’ from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (arr. for cello by Joy Lisney)

Frédéric Chopin, Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65, Third Movement

Johannes Brahms, Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2, First Movement

 

Performers

Caroline Grint, clarinet

Joy Lisney, cello 

Naomi Woo, piano

 

Concert Organisers:

Anna-Luise Wagner

Naomi Woo

 

To register for this event, send an email to womenandtranslation2018@gmail.com.

 

 

Event n. 2: Cultural Translation in Theory and Practice. A talk by Professor Peter Burke, FBA (University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College)

When: Wednesday 7th November 2018, at 5.30 pm

Where: Clare College, Gillespie Centre, Riley Auditorium

 

Details:

This contribution, from the perspective of a cultural historian, offers reflections on the history of the ideas of translation and translatability – between languages, between media, and especially between cultures, together with the problems raised by these practices. It discusses related concepts, from 'accommodation' to 're-employment', and the work not only of translators in the literal sense but also that of missionaries, anthropologists and historians.

 

To register for this event, send an email to womenandtranslation2018@gmail.com.

 

 

Event n. 3: ‘Why do I write?’. A talk and roundtable discussion with internationally acclaimed novelist, essayist, playwright, and translator Dacia Maraini

When: Thursday 8th November 2018, at 5.30 pm

Where: Clare College, Gillespie Centre, Riley Auditorium

 

To register for this event, send an email to womenandtranslation2018@gmail.com.

 

The events are generously sponsored by a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant, as well as by the Section of Italian at Cambridge University, the Modern Humanities Research Association, the Society for Italian Studies, Il Circolo Italian Cultural Association, and CIRN, the Cambridge Italian Research Network.

Organiser: Dr Helena Sanson, hls37@cam.ac.uk

 

The organiser would like to thank the Master and Fellows of Clare College for their support.