Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation

Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation bring together writers and their translators in front of an audience, providing a unique opportunity to experience author and translator reading from the text and in conversation, and allowing a fascinating insight into the working relationship between the two as well as the practical and theoretical aspects of translation. Translation competitions and workshops are organised from time to time to complement the conversations. The events provide an opportunity to engage with texts in German and in English and can be enjoyed by an audience with little or no knowledge of German as well as those competent in both languages.  

Encounters are held in London or Nottingham, are open to all wishing to attend and are usually free of charge. The events are run by the Institute of Modern Languages Research (University of London School of Advanced Study) in conjunction with the University of Nottingham.

Organisers: Dr Heike Bartel (Department of German Studies, University of Nottingham); Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex (IMLR, London)

The Encounters series is sponsored by the Keith Spalding Trust (University of London, IMLR)

Next Encounters

Ursula Krechel and Mandy Wight
Thursday, 23 November 2017 at 17:00
at the University of Nottingham (Room A09), University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD
For further details and to attend, please contact Heike Bartel

Kerstin Hensel and Jen Calleja
Thursday, 22 February 2018, at 18:00
at the University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Further details and registration

Doerte Hansen and Anne Stokes
Thursday, 21 June 2018, at 18:00
at the University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Further details and registration