The OCLC cosponsors the Jed Deppman 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.

Jed Deppman Translation Symposium

This year the symposium will be streamed live on YouTube. Please join us beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 EDT. The symposium will feature 15 brilliant translations.

Watch the symposium

Past Translation Symposium Events and Speakers

2018
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.

2017
April 5, 5 p.m., Student Translation Symposium

2016
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.