Event Details
Sherry Simon reads and discusses her book Translation Sites: A Field Guide
Date:Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Organization: JPL
Open to public
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/jpl.montreal/
Contact: Roxana Brauns
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A hotel in Sarajevo, an opera house in Prague, a memorial in Lviv, a bridge in Mostar, a garden in Ireland, a market in Hong Kong and a church in Toledo, these are stops on an unusual itinerary. Each place tells stories of languages in conflict. Languages are a powerful vehicle of memory and, when they have been eliminated or suppressed, words from the past have particular resonance. In her talk Sherry Simon will introduce some of these places and their histories, lingering in one special translated site in Central Europe where Jewish memory is revived through language.

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