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April 25 :  “Red T. Protecting Translators and Interpreters in High-Risk Settings”

Maya Hess, Forensic Linguist and Founder of Red T

Red T was established in 2010 to advocate for the protection of translators and intepreters working in conflict zones and other high-risk settings.  The lecture discussed various ways scholars can work together to change the way linguists are perceived by those who employ them and by the wider public.  Given the UMass interest in issues of power and translation, many ideas were generated. 


April 23, 2014 ( 3.30pm, Herter 212 ) : "Legal Matters and Other Issues"

Laura Quilter, Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, UMass Amherst

April 14, 2014 ( 3.30pm, Herter 301 ):  "The Perils of Polyglossia"

Esther Allen (, Baruch College of The City University of New York

April 7, 2014 ( 5.00pm, Herter 212 ): "Cover Letter Workshop"

Sebastian Schulman, Translation Project Coordinator, Yiddish Book Center

March 24, 2014 ( 5.00pm, Herter 301 ): "Birth of a Writer: Josep Pla's The Gray Notebook"

Peter Bush

February 10, 2014 ( 4.30pm, Herter 301 ): "Montreal's New Latinité: Spanish-French Connections in a Trilingual City"

Hugh Hazelton, Professor Emeritus, Concordia University / Program Director, The Banff Centre


April 17, 2013: "Vicente Rocafuerte (1783-1847): Translator and Revolutionary"

Charles Hatfield, University of Texas at Dallas

March 11, 2013: "Where are you from? The Poetics of Elsewhere"

Alicia Borinsky, Boston University

Feb. 14, 2013: "Translating Old Myths for Contemporary Theater: Oedipus Rex through Hölderlin's Translations"

Kathrin Rosenfield, Universidade Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


November 30, 2011: "Sergio Chejfec's My Two Worlds and the 'Delirious Branching Effects' of Translation"

Margaret B. Carson, Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York


Luz María de la Torre Amarguaña lecture "The Indigenous Movement in Ecuador" organized by Comparative Literature graduate student Esther Cuesta in partnership with the Smith College Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Prof. Myriam Watthee-Delmotte, Université catholique de Louvain (1 lecture)
OGSCL New Faculty Lecture Series


Prof. Chantal Zabus, Universities of Paris (1 lecture)
Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, Cairo (1 lecture)
Prof. Jean Perrot, Universities of Paris (3 lectures)
Prof. Jeremy Yudkin, Boston University (1 lecture)
American Translation Studies Association international conference


Prof. Chantal Zabus, Universities of Paris (6 lectures)


Texte, Image, Imaginaire/ Imaginary, Image Word: International Conference


OGSCL Lecture Series "Dialogues in Cultural Studies." Faculty from related departments.


Prof. Jacques Carion, Université catholique de Louvain (1 lecture)
Prof. Veronique Plesch, Colby College (1 lecture)
Prof. Vitaly Chernetsky, Columbia University (1 lecture)
Prof. Myriam Watthee-Delmotte, Université catholique de Louvain (1 lecture)


Prof. Jean-Louis Tilleuil, Université catholique de Louvain, (6 lectures)
Prof. Bernd Dolle-Weinkauff, University of Frankfurt (6 lectures)
Prof. Lin Kenan (2 lectures)
Prof. Maria Nikolajeva, Stockholm University, lecture (1 lecture)


Prof. Lin Kenan, People's Republic of China (2 lectures)
Prof. Rui Yang, Dickinson College, lecture (1 lecture)