Conference: Poetry in Expanded Translation III

Poetry and Sound in Expanded Translation

April 4th to 6th 2018
Bangor University

Deadline for abstracts: January 2nd 2018

About the Conference

This international and interdisciplinary conference will consider the role of sound in poetry translation, and in related areas of performance and creative practice. How helpful is a musical vocabulary in discussion of the sound of a poem in translation? Conversely, what is meant by describing music as a language? Can the relationship between poet and translator be compared with that of composer and performer? Such parallels will be used to explore poetry in bilingual, multilingual and cross-artform contexts. Examining new and emerging interfaces between poetry, sound and translation, this conference will bring together poets, musicians, critics and translators.

Keynote speakers

Caroline Bergvall, artist, writer and performer
Lawrence Venuti, translation theorist, Professor at Temple University

Keynote Performance

Andrew Lewis, composer, Professor at Bangor University