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Juliet Winters Carpenter on “Conundrums of Literary Translation”

Juliet Winters Carpenter on “Conundrums of Literary Translation”

International House of Japan, Tokyo

 

What is translation, and what is a literary translation? After a half-century of translating, Professor Carpenter is still looking for answers to these and other questions; however, she will share with us her insights gleaned from various translations of authors, with particular emphasis on her recent... more

Upcoming May SWET Talk Shop: Transcribing

Upcoming May SWET Talk Shop: Transcribing

Date: May 20, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Books on Japan (library), Jinbocho, Tokyo; use the A2 exit of Jinbocho subway station; turn left at street level and walk about 12 steps; the "Books on Japan" flag hangs over the doorway and a stairway leads up to the library on the second floor.
Fee: No fee will be charged.
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Fiction Writing Talk and Workshop

Fiction Writing Talk and Workshop

Instructor: Barry Lancet, author of Japantown and Tokyo Kill
Date: May 10, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: Lecture session 2:00-3:30 p.m.; Workshop session 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Lecture and/or workshop fee: 1,000 yen 

Place: Wesley Center, Room 204

RSVP: If you want to have a manuscript critiqued during the workshop portion, please let us know by email... more

SWET Remembers: Fourth Anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

SWET Remembers: Fourth Anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

Many SWET members and their associates continue to be involved in projects supporting 3.11-affected areas of the Tohoku region and our own bookshelves and offices are just as vulnerable to the earth's shaking as ever. Articles compiled in the SWET Newsletter, Nos. 128 and 130 vividly recall the events and impressions of those fearful and... more

Translation and Shared Literary Imagination in the Early Twentieth Century: A Workshop

Translation and Shared Literary Imagination in the Early Twentieth Century: A Workshop

The Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture's Research Unit “Japanese Texts in Motion” has announced the presentation of a workshop, titled Translation and Shared Literary Imagination in the Early Twentieth Century.

This is the second workshop of the Institute of Comparative Culture's collaborative research project focusing on... more

Upcoming February SWET Talk Shop: Translation Quandaries

Upcoming February SWET Talk Shop: Translation Quandaries

Date: February 18 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Books on Japan (library), Jinbocho, Tokyo; right outside the A2 exit of Jinbocho subway (Toei); http://www.booksonjapan.org/location/
RSVP: Please let us know if you plan to come by emailing us at Tokyo SWET Events.

6:00-7:00 Social hour (Feel free to bring a bento, snack, or... more