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UM Frankel Center Event: Translating Israel

September 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cost: Free

Jessica Cohen, Hebrew Literary Translator

Jessica Cohen has translated major Israeli writers including Amos Oz, Etgar Keret, Ronit Matalon and Nir Baram, and in 2017 shared the Man Booker International Prize with David Grossman for her translation of A Horse Walks Into a Bar. In this talk, Cohen will address issues of cultural translation that arise as she turns a Hebrew work published in Israel into a text that will circulate globally in English translation.

Jessica Cohen was born in England, raised in Israel, and lives in Denver. She translates contemporary Israeli prose, poetry, and other creative work. She is a past board member of the American Literary Translators Association and has served as a judge for the National Translation Award. Her most recent translations include Ronit Matalon’s And the Bride Closed the Door and D. A. Mishani’s Three.

Advance Registration Required: https://forms.gle/jvHmKUFma5JJoTdg7
The Zoom Webinar link and password will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.

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Date:
September 22
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/75660-19558808.html

Organizer

University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Phone:
7346158503
Email:
js-event-coord@umich.edu
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic

Other

Open to the Community
Yes
Organization Name
Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

Venue

Virtual