Found in Translation panel discussion with prize-winning translators bridging cultures, Brandeis University

Found in Translation   

Panel discussion with prize-winning translators whose work creates paths to other cultures  

When: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Studies Research Center
Brandeis University, 515 South Street, Waltham, MA

The panel, "Found in Translation," will focus on how translators navigate the gender issues that come up in their work. The discussion will be moderated by Rahel Wasserfall of GaIDI/WSRC. 

Our distinguished panelists are:

Mary G. Berg, who has published extensively on Colombian, Peruvian, Argentinean and Cuban writers, with particular interest in women's fiction. She is currently a Resident Scholar at the Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center and teaches Spanish-English Translation at Harvard Extension.

Frieda Johles Forman, who teaches and publishes in the area of Jewish Women’s Studies. She is currently an Associate Scholar at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her most recent publication, The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers (2013), is her second volume of translations from Yiddish.

James G. Kates, a poet and literary translator with a focus on contemporary works from Russia. He was just been awarded the Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation for Selected Poems: 1957-2004 by Mikhail Yeryomin, which will be published late in 2014.

Marjorie A. Salvodon, an associate professor of French at Suffolk University, whose area of focus is the contemporary Francophone novel. Her latest work is a translation of “The Infamous Rosalie”, about the life of Lisette, a Saint Domingue-born creole slave and daughter of an African-born bossale.

Sponsored by the Gender & International Development Initiatives (GaIDI) at the Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University.


  • Boston University’s Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS)
  • Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

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