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October 15, 2021

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Friday, October 15, 2021

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
IT Help Desk (In-Person Hours)

In-Person Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday
8am - 8pm

8am - 4pm

IT Chatbot:
8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Student Success Summit LS3

Explore How

» Lehman connects people and technology to improve student outcomes
» Lehman uses innovation, collaboration, and data to fuel programs that benefit students

Keynote speaker and thought leader Dr. John Gardner of the Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Learn about Lehman faculty and staff who have championed winning student success strategies and how we all contribute to students’ success.

The event will be offered in a HyFlex format, enabling attendees to connect remotely as well. It will bring together faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders and partners who support Lehman’s mission to advance equity, access to educational opportunities, and social mobility in the Bronx.

October 15, 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Online or In Person
Lovinger Theater

Light breakfast, East Dining Room: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
Lunch, East Dining Room: 12:35 - 1:35 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IT Help Desk (Virtual Hours)

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Friday - Sunday
9am - 5pm

IT Chatbot:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open Borders: Translation and its Perils (Day #1)

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)  

5:00 PM
WORKSHOP - Breaking Into the Biz with Lev Gorn
In a business where the actor has little control over getting the role, Breaking Into The Biz Workshop teaches eight measurable steps that enable actors to take control of their chosen path in life and launch their acting careers.

This will be a virtual event on Zoom. Space is limited. Please RSVP by October 8 to to receive the Zoom link.

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