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Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Undergraduate Workshop: Active Reading: How to Improve Your Language Skills in Preparation for a Translation Career
scheduled for Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:00:00 CST
About: This workshop, for undergraduates, will focus on building active reading techniques for students who wish to pursue work as translators. A translator's reading skills are key to their ability to accurately render a text in a target language, and reading for translation requires strategies that are different from reading for other purposes, e.g., gist, information, etc.  The workshop will focus on a text from the French daily "Le monde" that poses specific barriers to being understood by an L2 reader.  The text will be available in French and in translation and is open to students of all language pairs.Bio: Patricia Minacori is a former technical and scientific translator.  In collaboration with Ioan Roxin at the Université de Montbéliard, she developed a tool for translation assessment.  She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals in both English and French.  Her research interests include translation, technical communication and complexity.  She has organized three international conferences on technical communication, and the next one will be held in January 2015.
Graduate Workshop: The Editorial Choices Involved in the Translation of an English Newspaper Article into French
scheduled for Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:00:00 CST
About: This workshop, for undergraduates, will focus on building active reading techniques for students who wish to pursue work as translators. A translator's reading skills are key to their ability to accurately render a text in a target language, and reading for translation requires strategies that are different from reading for other purposes, e.g., gist, information, etc.  The workshop will focus on a text from the French daily "Le monde" that poses specific barriers to being understood by an L2 reader.  The text will be available in French and in translation and is open to students of all language pairs.Bio: Patricia Minacori is a former technical and scientific translator.  In collaboration with Ioan Roxin at the Université de Montbéliard, she developed a tool for translation assessment.  She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals in both English and French.  Her research interests include translation, technical communication and complexity.  She has organized three international conferences on technical communication, and the next one will be held in January 2015.
The Great War Conversation Event for Undergraduates: Literature and War
scheduled for Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:00:00 CST
About: IPRH presents an undergraduate “Inside Scoop” Series event on “Literature and War,” with Jim Hicks, author of Lessons from Sarajevo and editor of the Massachusetts Review. Join us for an informal conversation with Professor Hicks, exploring how he was drawn to his subject, and how literature can illuminate our understanding of war. This session offers an opportunity for all interested undergraduates, no matter their majors, to share in the excitement of the great breadth of work done by humanities professors near you.  Pizza and, of course, ice cream (scoops!) will be served. For more information, please see www.iprh.illinois.edu, or contact iprh@illinois.eduBio: Jim Hicks is executive editor of the Massachusetts Review and director of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has studied in France, lectured in Italy, and taught in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Fulbright Professor of English. He also directed an Educational Partnership Program with the University of Sarajevo as well as the American Studies Diploma Program -- a small, one-year graduate program for international students -- at Smith College. His book Lessons from Sarajevo: A War Stories Primer was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2013.

Past European Union Center Conferences