On Monday, 4th February, Refugee Hosts’ writer-in-residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, will facilitate a translation workshop focusing on contemporary Arabic poetry produced by Palestinian, Iraqi and Syrian refugees as part of the Refugee Hosts’ creative writing workshops convened by Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge and Yousif in Lebanon (Baddawi Camp and Hamra) and Jordan (Jerash and Al-Zarqa) in 2018.
Held as part of the Oxford Comparative Criticism Translation (OCCT) Discussion Group at the University of Oxford, this workshop will explore the processes of writing and translating a selection of these pieces, guided by the premise that “[a]n act of hospitality can only be poetic” (Derrida).
This is the first of a series of translation workshops that will take place throughout 2019 across the UK.
The workshop will take pace between 12:45-2pm in Seminar 11 in the New Library at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. No advance preparation is needed, and a sandwich lunch, fruit and coffee will be provided.
Featured image: A place to reflect (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, outskirts of Irbid, Jordan.