Open to translators working in different languages.
How does context affect the act of translation? How would your background and relationship to the different languages you speak enrich the way you approach a text? How would you render a story into something understandable while also achieving the same emotional impact the author has achieved?
In these two three-hour long workshops, students will delve into the theory and practical aspects of translating contexts. They will dig into the contexts and worlds of the stories that they are translating, learning how forming their own translation philosophy and ethics can aid in translating their literary texts. We will also discuss common cultural/contextual issues encountered. This class is ideal for people from diverse cultural backgrounds with an interest in translation in a multicultural and multilingual
society, who want to experiment with the languages they know and to explore what they can do with heritage/linguistic knowledge they already have, drawing from their community experiences. Participants can translate from any language, but every one will be translating into English.
The workshop comprises of 2 workshops:
- Session 1: 20 March 2022, Sunday, 3.00pm - 6.00pm (Online Zoom)
- Session 2: 27 March 2022, Sunday, 3.00pm - 6.00pm (In-person)
More details for this workshop can be found here.
*Participants may attend either session.
20 & 27 March 2022 (Sundays)
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm SGT
SBC Training Room
Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32
Please note the venue does not have lift access.
Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 4 – 20 pax
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.
Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.
Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.