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Damrosch, Alter, Boom

The folks at Nida just sent an email with a video link for the two lectures (and responses) at the 2014 Nida Research Symposium in September. I enjoyed the event tremendously, most of all for the chance to share conversation with good friends from Misano [s/o to James, Deborah,…

Nida Symposium with Robert Alter and David Damrosch

While I'm at it, please take note of this amazing one-day symposium in New York on September 19th. It's free for grad students, with lunch included. If you're in striking distance of NYC, it would be silly not to attend this. "Translating Biblical Poetry: Ancient Hebrew Verse and the Constraints…

SBL: Nida sessions about translation

James Maxey has announced plans for three Nida Institute sessions at the SBL Annual Meeting in San Diego.. Below are the descriptions of the sessions, which I believe will be enormously interesting and generative. Those of us presenting in the first session will be reflecting on various aspects of Michael…

Translation, Rhetoric, and the Literal Word of God

I have uploaded my presentation at the Nida School of Translation Studies last month to Academia.edu. I would love to hear feedback and questions as I move forward with my research into this topic.…

Nida: Day 10

Today was the final day of the conference. There were two Associate presentations this morning, and then Venuti's third presentation followed by a closing ceremony. What an amazing experience this has been. I have posted photos on Facebook, so contact me there for those, or if you'd like to learn…

Nida: Day 9

Simon Crisp, "Is There an (Original) Text in this Class? Translation Studies, Biblical Text Criticism and the Quest for the Source Text" Simon is the "Coordinator for Translation Standards and Scholarly Editions" for the United Bible Societies, and also works with the Nida Institute. He presented an excellent overview of…

Nida: Day 8

I gave my Associate presentation on Thursday, and so the last few days have been rather busy with last minute edits, good conversation and feedback with regard to my paper, and rest. And so I fell behind a bit in my summaries, but I should have them up by the…

Nida: Day 7

There were two sessions today that were of interest, a presentation from Faculty member Paul Bandia on postcolonial translation studies, and a panel about the journal Translation and the general role of journals in Translation Studies. Paul Bandia - "Postcolonial Translation Studies: From the Colony to the Postcolony to the…

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