EVENT | DISCUSSION
Online Event | KJCC/ S & P/ Institut Ramon Llull | Catalan Novel in Translation
Friday, February 26, 2021, 2:00pm EST
This event was in ENGLISH with CAPTIONS.
Mary Ann Newman (Scholar-in-Residence, NYU KJCC)
Peter Bush (Literary Translator)
Chad W. Post (Open Letter Books/University of Rochester)
Helena Buffery (University College Cork, Ireland)
Introduced by Michael Gatan (NYU)
Moderated by Jordana Mendelson (NYU)
Mary Ann Newman is a translator, independent scholar, and cultural administrator who brings Catalan culture to the U.S. public. She has translated Rubert de Ventós, Monzó, Carner, and Sagarra. She received the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1998 and is currently President-delegate of the Premi Internacional Catalunya. She is the 2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU.
Peter Bush is a literary translator and a previous Director of the British Center for Literary Translator. His most recent translation is Josep Pla’s Salt Water. He has just finished translating Víctor Català’s A Film 3000 Meters and is now working on Rosa Maria Arquimbau’s Forty Lost Years and Najat El Hachmi’s Mother of Milk and Honey.
Chad W. Post is the director of Open Letter Books, a press at the University of Rochester dedicated to publishing contemporary literature from around the world. In addition, he is the managing editor of Three Percent, a blog and review site that promotes literature in translation and is home to the Translation Database, the Best Translated Book Awards, and the Three Percent and Two Month Review podcasts. He is also the author of The Three Percent Problem: Rants and Responses on Publishing, Translation, and the Future of Reading. His articles and book reviews have appeared in a range of publications including The Believer, Publishing Perspectives, the Wall Street Journal culture blog, Bookforum, Rolling Stone, Quarterly Conversation, Vulture, and the L.A. Times, among others.
Helena Buffery is a lecturer at University College Cork, where she was previously Head of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from 2013 to 2017 and is currently Vice-Head of CACSSS (Research). Her main teaching and research interests are in contemporary Hispanic Theatre and Performance, Translation Studies and Catalan Studies, but she has taught many other aspects of Hispanic languages and cultures over the years and am particularly drawn to the diverse instances of intercultural contact that characterize the Hispanic world.