Translation Slam

Dec 9, 2015

Have you ever wondered how literary translators work? What different readings may a paragraph have? Is there only one translator’s find?

Translation Slam at the Hellenic American Union

Translation Slam is a “duel” between two translators who compete to best embody an author's voice, before and with the participation of the audience, which is called upon to judge and compare the two versions. Alexis Kalofolias and Niki Prodromidou, two seasoned literary translators from English into Greek, will be examining a short story by Ursula K. Le Guin entitled “The ones who walk away from Omelas”.

Under the adjudication of Cleoparta Eleotriviari, translator and vice president of the Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP), this bloodless battle aims to present to the public some of the hidden aspects of the complex yet captivating “transfusion” of a literary text from one linguistic reality to another.

The event is co-organized by the PEEMPIP, the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, the Hellenic American Union and the Hellenic American College (HAEC).


Organizer Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP), Hellenic Foundation for Culture, Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC)
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 09/12/2015
End Date 09/12/2015
Starting Time 19:30
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Alexis Kalofolias, Niki Prodromidou, Cleopatra Eleotriviari
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2015/12/10 - 11:06:01



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