Past Events of the Center for Writers and Translators

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 18:30
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 18:30
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 18:30
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 18:30

James Montgomery is the Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and the Executive Editor of the prestigious Library of Arabic Literature. He is also the author of Loss Sings, the latest in Cahiers Series run by AUP’s Center for Writers & Translators. 
This evening, he will read from his cahier and discuss how he came to translate poems written by the sixth-century Arabic poet al-Khansāʾ, whose laments for her dead brothers had always seemed to him...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 18:30

By invitation of the Center for Writers & Translators, Alison Leslie Gold, author of no.12 in the Cahiers Series, will read from and discuss her latest work of creative non-fiction, Found and Lost: Mittens, Miep, and Shovelfuls of Dirt. Best known for Anne Frank Remembered, her memoir of the woman who protected the Frank family during World War II, Alison Gold for the first time has turned her gaze upon herself. Starting with supervision of her primary school’s ‘Lost and Found’ depot,...

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 22:00

Join AUP academics for a transdisciplinary one-day seminar exploring the topical issue of migration as the movement not only of people, but also of cultures, languages, and forms of “knowledge.” Well-known postcolonial scholars Gaurav Desai and Supriya Nair will jointly present the keynote lecture on textual and personal migrations in Africa and the Caribbean.  

This seminar is part of “The Politics of Translation” lecture series organised by the Center for Writers and...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:30

Calling all Beckett enthusiasts!

Join us at 18:30 on 29 September, for a celebratory launch of the fourth and final volume of The Letters of Samuel Beckett! The evening, jointly hosted by the American University of Paris, Ecole Normal Supérieure and the Centre Culturel Irlandais, will comprise readings (at the ENS) and a reception (at the CCI).

This event is now full and the sign-up form is no longer available. if you have any questions, please contact...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 18:30

From tweets and Facebook updates to Snapchats and Instagram selfies, our generation is preoccupied with sharing, speaking out and showing off. When we update our social media timelines, or like and share updates of our friends and peers, we are creating narratives, telling stories or contributing to the storytelling efforts of others.

What are the implications of these acutely contemporary forms of narrative and the ways we use them? What are the relationships of these forms to more...