TRANSLATION, POETRY, RESISTANCE - Hybrid Event with Picador Professor Don Mee Choi

Thu, 02/10/2022 - 19:00 to 22:00

Don Mee Choi will talk about being a Picador Guest Professor in Leipzig, her book »DMZ Colony« (Wave Books, 2020) and the art of translating lyrics with poet and translator Uljana Wolf and host Sung Un Gang.

Uljana Wolf teaches seminars on poetry and translation at Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig, Institut für Sprachkunst, and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and is currently working on a translation of Choi’s poetry collection »DMZ Colony«. Most recently, Uljana Wolf published the essay collection »Etymologischer Gossip« (Kookbooks Verlag, 2020) on poetry, translation, and multilingualism.

The evening will be moderated by Sung Un Gang, research associate in the Department of Korean Studies at the University of Bonn and host of the podcast »Bin ich süßsauer?« that features interviews with queer Asians in Germany.

The event will be held in English and will be simultaneously interpreted into German by Lilian-Astrid Geese. In cooperation with the Literaturhaus Berlin.

»Translation, Poetry, Resistance« will take place on February 10, 7 p.m., at the Literaturhaus Berlin. You can register for the event on site or for the live stream. More information here.

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