15 November 2013 § Leave a Comment
The Cahiers Series from the Center for Writers and Translators, published by AUP and Sylph editions, and edited by our own Dan Gunn and Daniel Medin, has now reached its 22nd volume. To celebrate this feat, Shakespeare and Company are hosting a party for the series.
Several Cahier authors will be present: Translator Richard Pevear (Cahier 1), architect Vincent Cornu (Cahier 11); translator Bernard Turle (Cahier 19), and AUP’s own writer Jeffrey Greene and artist Ralph Petty (co-authors of Cahier 20).
The event starts at 19:00 – all are welcome. The address is here.
Play by AUP literature student Jorge Franco, starring AUP literature student Chauncey Alan, to be performed in Montmartre on 9 December
12 November 2013 § Leave a Comment
Saturday Night Sleeping is a new one-act play by AUP student (LCA major) Jorge Franco IV. It will be performed in Paris (for one night only) on 9 December, at 20:00, at the Ciné XIII Théâtre in Montmartre. The play stars AUP student (LCA major) Chauncey Alan. Jorge says this about the play:
Saturday Night Sleeping is a play about alienation and the pursuit of power. The play chronicles a moment of climax in the lives of three young Europeans. When Soileh, a Romanian exchange student is taken into the home of two beautiful French siblings, her gypsy heritage asserts itself as she joins the siblings’ lifelong game of passion and control.
6 March 2013 § Leave a Comment
The new – and excellent – edition of The Quarterly Conversation is now out. And it is packed with writing from AUP. As well as the interview with Dan Gunn that we featured a couple of days ago, there are reviews by Mona Reiserer (CL, 2012), now Mona Gainer-Salim, and by Madeleine Larue, who graduated with an Art-History major a few years ago, then from the MA in Cultural Translation in 2012. Mona reviews Sjon’s The Whispering Muse, and Madeleine reviews the new translation of Leskov, by AUP’s own Richard Pevear and his wife and translating partner Larissa Volokhonsky.
The AUP connections don’t quite end there. There is also an interview with Ottelie Mulzet, who translated Cahier 14, Animalinside, by Krazhnahorkai, and who spoke to AUP students last year; and there is a review of the new cahier, Her Not All Her, by Nobel-prize winner Elfride Jellinek.
For those of you that don’t know, the Cahier series, in the publication of which Profs Dan Gunn and Daniel Medin are both involved, is an amazing publishing venture, co-published between AUP and Sylph Editions.
25 January 2013 § Leave a Comment
We thought that some of you might be interested in this call for submissions:
Dear Translators and Editors, As the leading literary journal published in Houston, the city recently named the most diverse in the United States, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts always sought to represent the myriad voices of the region in our journal. Please know that we welcome submissions of translated fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry, especially work translated from languages read and spoken widely in the Gulf region: Spanish; Vietnamese; Hindi; Bengali; Chinese; Tagalog; Korean; Portuguese; French and Spanish-based creole languages?.
If you have literary translations previously unpublished in North America, we hope you’ll send them along via post or through our online submissions manager: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?GulfCoastAJournalofL/762329be7a/c42cfdc24c/b7b17690a8/n=5. Please do not email any submissions as attachments. We also hope you’ll share this call for literary translations with your colleagues and students!
Sincerely, Zachary Martin, Editor
4 November 2012 § Leave a Comment
We have set up a facebook page, to act as a meeting place for interested alumni, current students, and all those who are interested in writing, translating, and reading, and have some relation to AUP.
We know that undergraduates are looking for a place where they can draw on the wisdom of our alumni. It would be great if this page could make that easier.
So if you are on facebook, you might like to like us there too.
1 November 2012 § 2 Comments
You are warmly invited to the Young Writers and Translators Reading at the American University of Paris (click here for a pdf of the flyer).
This semester’s readers will be Sousan Hammad, Alena Mealy, Jackson Connor, Chloe Rash, and Rachel Nielsen.
JOSHUA KRUCHTEN will provide the introductions.
The event will be held November 8 at 6 p.m. in the Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet (7eme). Refreshments will be served.
It will be a pleasure to see you at this event – students, alumni, and anyone interested in new writers.
26 October 2011 § Leave a Comment
24 October 2011 § Leave a Comment
On Thursday 27 October, in the Grand Salon, 31 Avenue Bosquet, Jeffrey Greene‘s Creative Writing Workshop, along with the department, invite you to hear the work of some young AUP writers.
Readings by: Oona Doyle, Akeena Legall, Harriet Lye, Stephanie Papa, and Kevin Vaughn
There will be wine and snacks – faculty will also be there to speak about the courses in the department next semester.
11 May 2011 § 1 Comment
Daniel Medin reports on the winners of the 2011 best translated book award:
10 May 2011 § Leave a Comment
Danielle Savage from the career development office reminds students of the possibility of interning, for example at Shakespeare and company:
Legendary? Mythical? Unique? These words don’t begin to do justice to Shakespeare and Company, the bookstore and cultural institution that has been serving the international literary community for over 50 years. Many know it as a place where a used book in English can be picked up for as little as 2 euros seven days a week, but it is also an antiquarian bookseller and unofficial cultural center, hosting dozens of author signings, readings, plays, and other happenings a year, along with a literary festival. A recent Friday evening witnessed a free concert by indie-folk band Moriarty which drew crowds out to beyond the courtyard in front of the store, making it impossible to actually go in and buy a book. « Read the rest of this entry »