The Task of the Translator – Kala Workshop on Literary Translation


“It is the task of the translator to release in his own language that pure language that is under the spell of another, to liberate the language imprisoned in a work in his re-creation of that work.” – Walter Benjamin

Writers and literary translators, Eddin Khoo and Pauline Fan, will conduct a workshop on literary translation with special guest Landung Simatupang - Indonesian actor, theatre director, writer and translator. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of literary translation in a discussion with Eddin Khoo and Pauline Fan.

This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in the art of literary translation and the complex questions surrounding it, particularly writers and translators seeking to deepen their understanding and enhance their skills in translation.

Note: The workshop will be conducted primarily in English, with spontaneous usage of Malay and Indonesian.

Online registration: RM35.00
At the door: RM40.00
Event Timeline
Sun Jun 14, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM MYT
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CLassroom (Publika Shopping Gallery, next to Baskin Robbins)
Registration 35.00 MYR
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CLassroom (Publika Shopping Gallery, next to Baskin Robbins) Malaysia
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