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Fragile Wandering: Writing and Translating Precarity in our Age of Migration — Reading, Conversation and Workshop with Karen Jennings


In her new story "Coverings" South African writer and scholar Karen Jennings (longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021) tackles precarious migratory experiences. "Coverings" centres on a group of persons who are forced to leave everything behind. Together with Jennings and her translator Miriam Braun we will explore questions of responsibility and ethics in processes of writing and translating 'Others'. Apart from giving insights into her approach and discussing the concrete processes and challenges of writing and translating "Coverings", Jennings will offer a short creative writing exercise that ties in with the questions discussed.

This is the last of a series of bilingual events organised in the context of the MA Literary Translation's collaborative project "Blick in die Zukunft - Gegen das Vergessen" with stimmen afrikas / Allerweltshaus Köln e.V.. The event will be carried out via Zoom.


In cooperation with the Centre for Translation Studies (CTS_dus).

Kategorie/n: Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Anglistik 5
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