The Fabricant: Symposium on the Figure of the Translator

Event Date: 

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Event Location: 

  • McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)

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The Fabricant: Symposium on the Figure of the Translator

Keynote Speakers:

Jerome Rothenberg & Suzanne Jill Levine

9:30 AM: Registration and continental breakfast

10:00 AM: Inauguration ceremony

John Majewski, Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts
María Herrera-Sobek, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Academic Policy
Suzanne Jill Levine, Director of Translation Studies
Osiris A. Go?mez, Co-organizer
Toloo Riazi, Co-organizer

10:30 - 12:00 PM: Session I: Translator or Traitor: Crossing Cultural, Political and Literary Boundaries

Chair: Juan Pablo Lupi
Toloo Riazi, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Translating Latin American Literature in Revolutionary Iran”
Osiris A. Go?mez, University of California, Santa Barbara
“The Ghost Poet: Writing and Translating Indigenous Poetry in XXI Century Mexico”
Carolina Geaquinto Paganine, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
"The Sad End of Policarpo Cuaresma: Studying the Translations of a Brazilian Classic"

Gloria E. Chacón, University of California, San Diego
“Contemporary Indigenous Writers and the Bi-languaging of the Text”

12:15 - 1:15 PM: Keynote Address

Presents: Sara Poot-Herrera

Suzanne Jill Levine, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
“The Voice(s) of the Translator”

1:30 - 2:45 PM: Lunch, catered by Los Agaves Mexican Restaurant

2:45 - 4:15 PM: Session II: Translation and the Challenges of Gender, Intention and Meaning

Chair: André Corrêa de Sá

Caragh Barry, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Tra(n)svoyagers: Women Translators in Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World and Idra Novey’s Ways of Disappearing
Andrés Carrete, University of California, Santa Barbara
“The Tragic Loss of Ambiguity: Spanish Translations of Sophocles’ Antigone

Cesar Osuna, California State University, Northridge
“The Translations or Mis-translations of Don Quixote: Questioning the Role of the Translator”

Deanna Cachoian-Schanz, University of Pennsylvania
“Translating ‘Race’ In Early 20th Century Armenian Feminists Texts”

4:15 - 4:30 PM: Coffee Break

4:30 - 5:30 PM: Keynote Address

Presents: Francisco A. Lomelí

Jerome Rothenberg, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego
“Toward a Poetry and Poetics of the Americas: A Transnational Assemblage in Progress”

*Closing Remarks*

Toloo Riazi and Osiris Gómez


Osiris A. Go?mez and Toloo Riazi


Andrés Carrete
Jovana Gómez
Yunuen Gómez
Julissa Peña

Special Thanks:

Erika Navarro-Mader
Teresa Salinas
Lizeth Angeles Herna?ndez
Oscar Panduro
Jessica Valadez


Associated Students Bookstore
College of Letters and Science
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Graduate Division
Humanities and Fine Arts
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
Multicultural Center
Translation Studies Program