MSt tutor Jenny Lewis will be at the Stanford University Centre in Oxford on the 20th of November 2018, 5 – 7 pm.
From the announcement:
Translating Trauma: Creative Responses to War and Conflict
British poet Jenny Lewis and Iraqi poet Adnan al-Sayegh discuss their approaches to writing and translating war poetry. Jenny will show a presentation of her father’s black and white photographs, taken in Iraq during the First World War Mesopotamian Campaign from her book Taking Mesopotamia (Oxford Poets/ Carcanet 2014) and Adnan al-Sayegh will discuss the horror of his time as a young conscript in the Iran Iraq War and subsequent 18 months in an army detention centre (for reading poetry in the barracks), and read from his celebrated epic poem, Uruk’s Anthem.
The session will include a short translation exercise (no previous translation knowledge necessary) and a Q&A with students to further explore issues around creative responses to trauma.
Stanford University Centre in Oxford
65 High St