Translating the Untranslatable: :The Challenges of Translating and Publishing Classical Arabic Texts

Talk

WHEN May 7, 2013
6pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North Part of "Research at the NYUAD Institute" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

A short presentation on the newly-launched Library of Arabic Literature series by the Library’s Editorial Board. The Board will also present an overview of forthcoming works and discuss some of the challenges the series is facing, including: rendering ancient poetry in 21st-century English, encouraging collaborative translations, and dealing with so-called “untranslatable” texts.

In collaboration with The Library of Arabic Literature

Convened by
  • Philip Kennedy, General Editor, Library of Arabic Literature; Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYUAD

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