Workshop: “The (un)translatable China in Xiaolu Guo’s fiction and film” – School of Literature, Art and Media Workshop: “The (un)translatable China in Xiaolu Guo’s fiction and film” – School of Literature, Art and Media

Workshop: “The (un)translatable China in Xiaolu Guo’s fiction and film”

School of Literature, Art and Media

 

Festival of Chinese Culture

 

We are excited to invite you to three free events celebrating Chinese cinema, literature, and culture, presented by the School of Literature, Art and Media

What is translation? And what does it mean to translate oneself into a different context? Author and film director Xiaolu Guo grapples with how translation enhances and inhibits the communication of meaning. Through her works she explores the edges of translatability, playing with language to create disruptive reading and viewing experiences. For Guo, this movement through language liberates her words. She describes: “My tongue is tied […] I cannot express my thoughts with only one language. So I translate” (The Guardian 14 Oct 2016).

Ella Collins-White (PhD candidate, Department of Writing Studies

This workshop/seminar explores how Guo’s experimental writing techniques reflect experiences of cross-cultural life, and will give participants the opportunity to use these techniques in their own creative writing.

 

Thursday 31st October

11am-1pm followed by light lunch

Woolley Common Room
Level 4, Woolley Building 

 

 

 

Date

Oct 31 2019
Expired!

Time

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost

Free. Register online.

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