Program 2015

Full Program

Including both participant only and public (as marked) events
Thursday, February 26

9:30am-1:00pm: Workshop on translation at Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

1:15-2:15pm: Lunch at Max Kade Center, 3401 Walnut St, rm. 329A

2:30-3:30pm: Workshop on translation at Max Kade Center

3:30-5:00pm: Optional Walk Through Philadelphia from Penn Campus, ending at the Alexander Inn, Spruce St. and 12th St.

7:00pm: Dinner at the home of Kevin M. F. Platt


Friday, February 27

9:30am-12:00pm: Workshop on translation at Kelly Writers House

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch at Kelly Writers House

1:30-3:30pm: Public Lectures, Session I at the Max Kade Center (PUBLIC EVENT)

  • Michael Wachtel (Princeton), “Mutilating Dead Poets: Robert Lowell’s Translations from the Russian”
  • Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse), “Pseudotranslation” in Contemporary American Poetry”
  • Ilya Vinitsky (UPenn), “For the Few: Translation as Initiation”
  • Alexandra Petrova (Rome), “Divertissment at the Crossroads”

4:00-5:30pm: Bilingual Poetry Reading at Kelly Writers House, with discussion to follow (PUBLIC EVENT)

5:30-6:30pm: Wine and Cheese Reception at Kelly Writers House (PUBLIC EVENT)

7:00pm: Dinner at the home of Robert Arsenault


Saturday, February 28

9:30am-12:00pm: Workshop on translation at Singh Center for Nanotechnology, 3205 Walnut St.

12:00–1:30pm: Lunch at Singh Center for Nanotechnology

1:30 – 3:45pm: Public Lectures, Session II at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology (PUBLIC EVENT)

  • Stephanie Sandler (Harvard), “Retranslating: Skidan, Palmer, Bernstein”
  • Shamshad Abdullaev (Fergana, Uzbekistan), “One Poem by Samuel Beckett” (In Russian)
  • Alexander Skidan (St. Petersburg), “Translation and My Poetic Practice” (in Russian)
  • Kevin M. F. Platt (UPenn), “Translation, Cosmopolitanism and War in Riga”

6:30-8:30pm: Bilingual Poetry Reading at Chapterhouse Café, 620 S. 9th St.(PUBLIC EVENT)

8:30pm: Closing reception at the home of Kevin M. F. Platt

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