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Lost in Translation?

Fri 29 November, 6pm
Running Time: 1 hour

"Fantasies, hope and self-deception: translation in Translations and beyond" 

What, if anything, is lost when we translate from one language to another? Gitanjali Patel (Shadow Heroes) discusses the art of translation, exploring what happens to meaning during the process of translation, and the impact this has on the languages and cultures involved.

Gitanjali Patel is a translator and social researcher. She graduated from Oxford University in Spanish and Portuguese and has been translating from these languages since 2010. She translates in a range of media, from film scripts and radio programmes to fiction, including stories by Luisa Geisler, Miriam Mambrini and Fernanda Torres. She has a Master's degree in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London, and has used translation for several social research projects, including studies on the language of Rio de Janeiro's favelas, and the emergence of favela community museums, which won the Jon M Tolman award at the BRASA XIV Congress. Alongside her work with Shadow Heroes she works as a social researcher for an NGO in Tower Hamlets.

Tickets £9 (£6 concessions)

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