Japan Now 2019: Translation Day | Free Word

22 February 2019
11:00 - 17:15

Presented by:
Modern Culture


Hear from a new generation of translators re-shaping the canon from manga to classic texts

With Japanese writing in the spotlight like never before, join us to hear from the translators presenting Japanese literature to the English speaking world, from manga to the classics.

Across the day, talks and presentations explore translation issues in Japan’s diverse and fast-evolving literature:

1. Mishima translator Steve Dodd and Okinawan specialist Annmaria Shimabuku discuss subverting the canon of Japanese literature
2. Manga translator Jocelyne Allen and graphic novelist Fumio Obata debate the challenges of translating words and images
3. Lucy North chairs a translation slam centred on a modern classic text
4. Ginny Tapley Takemori and Morgan Giles explore the brilliant new generation of women authors and the challenges of translating their subversive work
£8 / £6 concessions


Part of Japan Now 2019. Programmed by Modern Culture in partnership with the Japan Foundation and Sheffield University. 

Supported by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, the Japan Society and the National Centre for Writing.

Part of Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20

22 February 2019
11:00 - 17:15
£8 / £6

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