Ulrike Almut Sandig at the University of Nottingham, UK – 26/27th Feb 2015!

On 26-27th February 2015, the University of Nottingham will host the award-winning German poet and writer Ulrike Almut Sandig and her acclaimed translator, Professor Karen Leeder. The following events will be open to a small number of external attendees, sometimes subject to a small fee to cover refreshments. For details of all events, to book a place or find out about accommodation options, please contact Nicola Thomas (agxnt@nottingham.ac.uk) or Lauren Selfe (Lauren.Selfe@nottingham.ac.uk).

CALL FOR PAPERS: anyone – including postgraduates – who is interested in giving a short (c. 15 minute) paper on any aspect of Sandig’s work for the Research Symposium on 27th February is asked to contact the organisers with a brief abstract at the email addresses above.

Details of Event

Thursday 26th February

13.20-16.30: Translation workshop (£5 full, £3 postgraduates)

• Welcome address, introductions and short parallel readings by Ulrike Almut Sandig and her translator Professor Karen Leeder (University of Oxford)
• Presentation by Dr. Maike Oergel of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Inquiry on literary translation
Group translation work
Plenary readings of translations and discussion of translation strategies.

17.00-19.00: Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation: Ulrike Almut Sandig and Karen Leeder (Sponsored by the Keith Spalding Bequest/IMLR)

• Discussion between Ulrike Almut Sandig and her translator Professor Karen Leeder (University of Oxford)
• Hosted by Dr Heike Bartel (University of Nottingham) and with a contribution from Charlotte Ryland (New Books in German)

Friday 27th February

10.00-13.30: Research Symposium (£7 full/£5 postgraduates)

• Research symposium on Sandig’s work with readings by the author
• 2-3 research papers on Sandig’s work with coffee breaks and discussion
• Including buffet lunch

We hope you can join us to celebrate Sandig’s work during her first extended visit to the UK.

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