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Saturday, June 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Power, Play, and Politics in Translation

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This panel brings together prominent writers, translators, and editors to discuss working at the intersections between experimentation, race, and imperialism. Digging into colonial asymmetries in language, critiques of mastery and legibility, and the stakes of improvisation, our translators will speak to their evolving relationships between language, play, and politics. Featuring Jack Jung, Madhu Kaza, and Jeremy Tiang, and moderated by Saba Ahmed and Esther Kim.

Speakers
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Saba Ahmed

Saba Ahmed is an editor at Tilted Axis Press.
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Esther Kim

Digital Communications Manager Esther Kim runs and manages AAWW’s online presence, including the website, social media, and newsletter. She is a writer and translator who has worked several years in book publishing in both London and in NYC. She worked for Tilted Axis, an independent... Read More →
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Jack Jung

Jack Jung is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States. His translations of Korean poet Yi Sang’s poetry and prose are published in Yi Sang: Selected Works by Wave Books... Read More →
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Madhu Kaza

Born in Andhra Pradesh, India, Madhu H. Kaza is a writer, translator, artist and educator based in New York. She is a translator of contemporary Telugu fiction and the editor of Kitchen Table Translation. She works for the Bard Prison Initiative, where she serves as Faculty Advisor... Read More →
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Jeremy Tiang

Jeremy Tiang is a novelist, playwright and translator from Chinese. His translations include novels by Yeng Pway Ngon, Yan Ge, Zhang Yueran, Lo Yi-Chin, Chan Ho-Kei, Geling Yan and Li Er. His plays include Salesman之死, A Dream of Red Pavilions, and translations of scripts by Chen... Read More →


Saturday June 26, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT