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CURRENTS Talks: Gwiazda

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Performing Arts & Humanities Building : 216

As part of the Dresher Center for the Humanities' CURRENTS: Humanities Work Now talks, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Professor Piotr Gwiazda will be discussing his work in the Dresher Center conference room (PAHB 216).

He will be presenting, '"Enhanced Interrogation Techniques': Poetry, Translation, and the News," in which he discusses his current translation project Zero Visibility—a book of poems from Polish writer Grzegorz Wróblewski forthcoming from Phoneme Media in 2017. This book is remarkable for its lyrical candor as well as Wróblewski’s extensive reliance on found language, the preferred mode of Anglophone conceptual writers here acquiring a distinctly Eastern European flavor. As his textual examples will show, literary translators negotiate not only between two languages but between two audiences and their respective horizons of expectation.

The Department of English thanks the Dresher Center for Humanities for hosting this wonderful series of talks each year, often providing a space for our faculty to share their work in progress.

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