Off topic: Will Self on "Kafka's Wound and the problems of literary translation" (May 31st, London)
Thread poster: citytranslation

United Kingdom
Local time: 21:39
May 22, 2012

Just a quick note about a panel discussion taking place at City University London on Thursday 31 May 2012, from 17.00-19.00.

We're delighted to welcome the prize-winning writer Will Self to what promises to be an intriguing discussion on the difficulties inherent in translation, with particular reference to Franz Kafka and his short story A Country Doctor.

During the discussion, eminent translators and academic specialists – Dr Anthea Bell, Dr Joyce Crick, Dr Karen Seago and Prof. Amanda Hopkinson – aim to help Will Self (a non-German reader) with the complexities of Kafka's German. The end 'result' will be a literary essay written by Self for arts website The Space.

If you'd like to attend, please reserve your place online. The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception, giving you the chance to discuss the issues raised over a glass of wine.


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