The OCLC cosponsors the Translation Symposium at Oberlin College. Every year, students present literary works they have translated at a fast-paced, multilingual event that showcases the culture of intellectual creativity at the college.

2019 Symposium

Annual Translation Symposium

Keynote address by Mark Polizzotti, director of the publications program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Past Translation Symposium Events and Speakers

April 2, 7 p.m., Student Translation Symposium
April 3, 4:30 p.m., Keynote: “In Praise of Borders (Not Walls): Translation and the Shibboleths of Identity,” by Mary Ann Newman, executive director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the United States.

April 5, 5 p.m., Student Translation Symposium

April 6, 4:30 p.m., Student Translation Symposium
April 7, 4:30 p.m., Keynote: “The Universal Translator” by Benjamin Paloff  of the University of Michigan.