Oxford Translation Day: ‘Translating the Name’ workshop with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

This Saturday 09 June 2018 10:30-11:45, Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and Prof. Matthew Reynolds (University of Oxford) will lead a workshop on translation, poetry and Arabic. In addition to drawing on Yousif’s work created as part of the Refugee Hosts project, it will involve a close analysis of poems and drafts produced, mostly “on the spot,” during a series of poetry workshops with Syrian, Iraqi and Sudanese refugees living in Oxford. This event is an opportunity to reflect on the problematics of translation, especially as it relates to the translation of the intimate in poetry.

In particular, this workshop draws on an on-going collaborative endeavour between Oxford Spires Academy and the AHRC-funded Prismatic Translation project based at the University of Oxford, whose aim is to shed light on translation as an ongoing act of writing and rewriting.

To read more about Yousif’s work with Refugee Hosts, including his poetic reflections on the project’s research themes, as well as his work on translation, click here.

For more information on this free event, or to register your interest in attending, visit the Eventbrite page here.

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