By Ellen de Saint Phalle, Director of Community Relations, Sarah Lawrence College
Nov. 21, 2018: Is reading a book the same as listening to an audiobook? Is one medium better than the other? How are they different? Join Sarah Lawrence faculty member Bella Brodzki and Friends of Sarah Lawrence College for a discussion titled "Audiobooks as a Mode of Translation" on Wednesday, November 28, at 7:00 pm at 45 Wrexham Road and find out.
Bella Brodzki is a scholar of critical and literary theory and currently teaches an undergraduate seminar at Sarah Lawrence called Translation Studies: Poetics, Politics, Theory and Practice. The course’s point of departure is that all interpretive acts are acts of translation, that the very medium that makes translation possible--language itself--is already a translation. While her year-long course covers multiple forms of translation and their various challenges, Brodzki’s talk with Friends will focus on audiobooks.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Brodzki earned a master’s degree from Hebrew University and a PhD from Brown University. In addition to critical and literary theory and translation studies, Brodzki’s academic interests include modernist and contemporary fiction, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and autobiography and life narrative.
She is the author of Can These Bones Live? Translation, Survival, and Cultural Memory and co-editor of Life/Lines: Theorizing Women’s Autobiography. Her work has appeared in several select scholarly publications and collections. She is the recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, the Lucius Littauer Award, and Hewlett-Mellon grants.
This event is open to all, but space is limited. To register, please e-mail
or call 914-323-6154.
Photo by N. Bower
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