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Open Borders: Translation and its Perils (Day #1)
Start Date: 10/15/2021Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Date: 10/15/2021End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:

Conference Organizers:

Professors Alexandra Coller & Amin Erfani

(Languages and Literatures, Lehman College, City University of New York)

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Date: October 15-16, 2021

Keynote speaker:

Christopher Winks

(Queens College, City University of New York)

Sponsored by the School of Arts & Humanities at Lehman College,

& the PhD programs in French, Italian, and Spanish, & Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of

the City University of New York.

Conference Program

(All indications of time in this program refer to US eastern standard time.)


Day #1: Friday October 15


Zoom Link:


Panel #1 (9:30a.m. -11a.m.): Early Modern Italian Translations Across the Genres


  • “The Uncanny Isabella: Translating Isabella Andreini’s Letters within and beyond Literary and Social Conventions”

    Paola De Santo (University of Georgia) and Caterina Mongiat Farina (DePaul University)


  • “The Pleasures and Perils of Translation, Mistranslation, and Non-translation for the Stage and Beyond”

    Eric Nicholson (New York University, Florence)


  • “Unpacking the Doctor’s Bag: Translating Michele Savonarola’s Mother’s Manual for the Women of Ferrara

    Martin Marafioti (Pace University)


    Panel #2 (11a.m.-12:30p.m.): Translation & Erasure


  • “Politics of Translation: Mary Shelley’s Safie Between English and Arabic”

    Reyam Rammahi (University of Oxford)


  • “Erasure as Translation: Tracing the Multilingual Void in SONNE FROM ORT

    Felix Rössler (University of Тоronto)


  • “Feigned Foreignness: Monolingual Fictions of Translation”

    Anna Schewelew (University of California, Santa Barbara)


    Lunch (12:30p.m.-1:45p.m.)


    Panel #3 (2p.m.-4p.m.): Translation as Performance: Politics, Creativity, Ethics, & Mediation


  • “Translation as Performance and the Eventfulness of the Political” Raquel Pacheco Aguilar (University of Graz)


  • “Identities Embodied: Artists as Performative Translators” Audrey Canalès (Université de Montréal)


  • “Outspoken or Invisible? Situating the Translator Amid the Ethical Perils of Translation” Marie-France Guénette (Université Laval)


  • “Mediating Agents in the Literary Circulation from Dutch into Afrikaans: the case of Daniel Hugo” Marike van der Watt (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) & Paola Gentile (University of Trieste/Stellenbosch University)


Keynote Speaker (4pm): “Translation: The Impossible Necessity?”

Christopher Winks (Queens College, City University of New York)  

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