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Sherry Simon presents "The Translational City"

Sherry Simon, PhD

On Thursday February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm distinguished Translation Studies theorist Sherry Simon, PhD, professor at Concordia University in Montreal, author of Cities in Translation, Translation and Gender, Montreal in Translation, and editor of Speaking Memory: How Translation Shapes City Life will present

The Translational City

Discussing a variety of examples from the present and the past, including former Habsburg cities such as Czernowitz, as well as Barcelona, Montreal, and Thessaloniki, this talk will explore urban areas where languages coexist in uneasy tension and where translation takes the form of displacements and connections across the city. Languages jostle on urban terrain, occupying public spaces, attaching themselves symbolically to sites and landmarks, influencing the creation of architectural form.

 

Join us at Beta-Local in Old San Juan (calle Luna, corner of San Justo) on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm.