Discussion Group: Translating Vertiginously with Polly Barton, Queen's College Translation Exchange Translator-in-Residence and TORCH HCP Visiting Fellow
In this session, Japanese literary translator Polly Barton will speak about her recent experience translating the 1997 stream of consciousness novel Karui Memai [Mild Vertigo] by celebrated writer and critic Mieko Kanai. The talk will focus on the practical and theoretical challenges posed by translating Karui Memai, including the novel’s polyphonic quality – looking at the negotiations between voice, fidelity and comprehensibility – as well as dilemmas around subjectivity and objectivity, dealing with culturally specific references, translating titles, and the expectations of a Western readership.
Date: 23 January 2023, 12:45 (Monday, 2nd week, Hilary 2023)
Venue: St Anne's College, Woodstock Road OX2 6HS
Venue Details: Seminar Room 7
Speaker: Chair: Polly Barton (Translator-in-Residence)
Organising department: Faculty of English Language and Literature
Organiser: Erin Nickalls
Part of: Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Katy Terry, Hope Lukonyomoi-Otunnu