Please join the Comparative Literature Program for its annual Student Translation Symposium featuring a keynote address by Mary Ann Newman. Her talk is "In Praise of Borders (Not Walls): Translation and the Shibboleths of Identity,"
Newman translates from Catalan and Spanish. She has published short stories and a novel by Quim Monzó, nonfiction by Xavier Rubert de Ventós, and poetry by Josep Carner. Her most recent translation is Private Life, a 1932 Catalan classic by Josep Maria de Sagarra (Archipelago Books).
Newman is currently executive director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the U.S.; cochair of the PEN Translation Committee; a member of the board of the Catalan Institute of America; a member of the North American Catalan Society; and a visiting scholar at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. She was awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1998.
The Translation Symposium is jointly sponsored by the Comparative Literature, English, Creative Writing and Hispanic Departments, and the Oberlin Center for Languages and Culture and takes place at 7 p.m., April 2 in Craig Lecture Hall of the Science Center.