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Border Crossers: Publishing Literature in Translation

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
10:00 am - 11:
Virtual event on Zoom
Close up of Carolina Orloff face in black and white

Border Crossers

Publishing Literature in Translation

  • Interested in literary translation, publishing, or cultural entrepreneurship?
  • Passionate about World Literature and reading in more than one language?
  • Curious about circulation and exchange on the global literary market, for either a research project or a possible career path?
  • ✓ Reflecting on the value of a graduate degree in Arts and Humanities in a non-academic environment?

Join us for a live Q&A session with Carolina Orloff!

Wednesday, July 21st ⁠— 10 - 11am EST, 3 - 4pm BST.

Dr. Carolina Orloff is an author, translator and scholar who has been working on research projects studying the literature, politics and culture of contemporary Argentina. At the end of 2016, together with Sam McDowell, Carolina co-founded CHARCO PRESS, an independent publishing house focused on the translation into English of contemporary Latin American literature. She acts as the director and main editor at the Press.

In his book The Genesis of Secrecy, Sir John Frank Kermode referred to translators as “border crossers” and likened them to the mythical figure of Hermes. Inspired by his insight, this event aims to cross the thin border between academic research and the contemporary book industry, connecting literary-minded graduate students (who may already cross-cultural and linguistic borders in their projects) with active professionals working in the field.

The Zoom virtual event is open to everyone interested. It addresses, in particular, graduate students in Arts and Humanities at Western University and beyond. A 35’ interview will be followed by a discussion based on questions from the audience.

The one-hour session will be moderated by PhD candidate Alexandra Irimia (Comparative Literature, Department of Languages and Cultures, Western University).

Bring your own questions and enter the conversation with a reputed literary professional!

Please RSVP at for the meeting details and passcode.

A reminder will be sent to registered participants one day before the event.

This event is organized with support from the Comparative Literature program in the Department of Languages and Cultures, and in collaboration with the Literary Translators' Association of Canada, ATTLC-LTAC.

Alexandra Irimia
Alexandra Irimia
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