Event: One-day workshop on translation and publishing at Ain Shams University

Ahram Online, Sunday 6 May 2012

Prominent publishing houses, translators and international organisations supporting the translation of literature discuss challenges and resources in a one-day workshop

Translation and Publishing

Translators, publishers and international book experts will meet to discusses the challenges of translation and the future of the publishing industry and translation.

In a one-day conference to be held by the Faculty of Languages at Ain Shams University on 8 May 2012, young translators will meet with experts in international publishing.

The event that will focus on the translation of Arabic literature and is sponsored by the university, the EU Cultural Programme, Literature Across Frontiers and a number of publishers, including Merit Publishing house and Al-Arabi publishing.

The conference will start 9:30am and is divided into three sessions: the first discusses translation as a job and what it requires, the second on the challenges of translation as well as the resources needed and used for the trade and the last session is on how to support translation, including introduction to international bodies that could offer funding and other support.

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