Past Events of the Center for Writers and Translators

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...

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 19:00

The Center for Writers and Translators is delighted to host an evening with South Korean novelist Han Kang and her translator, Tilted Axis Press founder Deborah Smith. The two were recently awarded the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian, which the jury described as a "compact, exquisite and disturbing book [that] will linger long in the minds, and maybe the dreams, of its readers". AUP professor...

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 19:00

Join members of the Man Booker International Prize panel just days after the announcement of the shortlist of the competition that celebrates the best in international fiction. We’re on brand new territory tonight as, for the first time, the £50,000 prize will be awarded for a single work of translated fiction.

The event will feature prize administrator Fiammetta Rocco, chair of judges Boyd Tonkin and judge Daniel Medin, AUP professor. It will be chaired by Lucie Campos and will be...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 18:30

By invitation of the Center for Writers & Translators, Maureen Freely will present her recent cahier, Angry in Piraeus, in which she explores what it was in her childhood that led her to become a translator, a traveller across the spaces that exist between countries, languages, forms. She details how she went from being a novelist to being Orhan Pamuk’s translator; why too it was necessary for her at one point to cease...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 19:30

Professor Dan Gunn will be in conversation with the celebrated Irish author John Banville, as part of the "Commencez! Paris-Beckett" festival, at 19.30 on 16 March, at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

For the more general link to the festival: https://www.yesgolive.com/commencez-paris-beckett

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 18:00

The American University of Paris is delighted to host a panel discussion on the theme of “Translating Houellebecq”. The panel features contributions from Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, Nelly Kaprièlian, literary editor of Les Inrockuptibles and Russell Williams from AUP. It takes place at 6pm on Tuesday 15th March in room C-104

This panel will discuss the global reception, significance and challenges of Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission. This novel was published in...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 18:00

The American University of Paris celebrates the launch of Professor Daniel Gunn’s newest novel, The Emperor of Ice-Cream

This event will be hosted by the AUP Creative Writing Club and will feature a discussion with the author, as well as...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:30

Siân Dafydd and Jeffrey Greene have invited Daniel Lawless, the editor of PLUME: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry to meet the studens of their creative writing courses. He'll be talking about how he develops and maintains an on-line magazine. Jeff and Siân have kindly opened the class to any interested AUP student or alumn. The publication of the new Plume Anthology of Poetry will be celebrated in the Grand Salon on Thursday 30 October, hosted by the...

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