A LITERARY TRANSLATION SLAM
Catherine de Saint Phalle vs Frances Egan
Wednesday November 15 2023, 6pm–7.30pm at
445 Swanston Street, between Little La Trobe and Franklin
Thanks to all who attended! We look forward to seeing you at the next joust!
Thank you to A./Prof. Kerry Mullan for taking photos at the event.
**What Is a Translation Slam?
Our two jousting literary translators have been given the same excerpt of the French text La Vague (The Wave) by Ingrid Astier to translate into English. On the night, they will reveal, compare and defend their translation to you, the audience.
You don’t need to know French; the texts they will be comparing are in English.
You will be amazed at the differences in their translations, and through their explanations of their choices and decisions you will discover the art of literary translation …