Goethe-Institut Chicago Translation Symposium

Helen and Kurt Wolff- Symposium

Tuesday, June 09, 2009, 9am-4pm

Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N Michigan Ave, Suite 200

in English

On the occasion of the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize the Goethe-Institut is proud to present the Annual Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Symposium 2009. This year authors and translators will convene to discuss the issue of “Interpretive Perspective and Translation”. Speaking guests will include: Peter Constantine, Breon Mitchell, Rainer Schulte, Krishna Winston, Michael Anania, Chad Post, John Hargraves, Renate Latimer, Nick Hoff, Ross Benjamin, David Dollenmeyer, Annemarie S. Kidder Mary C. Crichton, Pierre Joris, Michael Henry Heim and Helmut Frielinghaus.

Interpretive Perspective and Translation (for professional translators only)

Helen and Kurt Wolff Symposium 2009
Interpretive Perspective and Translation

Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Goethe Institut
150 North Michigan Ave. Suite 200
Chicago, IL, 60601

9:00 am – 9:15 am    Welcome and Introduction
Rüdiger van den Boom

9:15 am – 10:00 am    Panel: Die Qual der Wahl 2009
The Jury’s comments on this year’s selection process
Peter Constantine, Renate Latimer, Rainer Schulte, Denis Scheck, Krishna Winston

10:00 am – 11:15 am Lyric Translation: Lecture and Discussion
Moderator: Rainer Schulte
Three Translators on poetry
Annemarie Kidder, Mary C. Crichton on R. M. Rilke and Pierre Joris on Poetry

11:15 am – 11:30 am    Coffee Break

11:30 am – 13:00 am Prose Translation: Lecture and Discussion
Moderator: Chad Post
Three Translators on one Author
Krishna Winston, Breon Mitchell and Michael Henry Heim on Günther Grass

13:00 am – 2:00 pm    Lunch at the Goethe Institut

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm    Letters Translation: Lecture and Discussion
Moderator: John Hargraves
Peter Constantine on Arendt and Blücher
David Dollenmayer on Canetti

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm    Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm    Prose Translation: Translating a Classical Author
Two Translators on one Author
Moderator: Michael Anania
Ross Benjamin, Nick Hoff on Hölderlin

4:45 pm         Concluding Remarks
Rainer Schulte

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