The House of Science and Letters (Tieteiden talo)
Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki
The theme for the seventh annual Helsinki Poetics Conference in 2011 is Transmission. With this theme we want to investigate the migration, translation, exile, expatriation, exportation and importation of literature(s) and authors across time and space, from the center to the periphery and back again, from one nation and language to another and from one generation to another, both globally and locally. How does literature travel across these temporal, linguistic, geographical and cultural borders? Is there such a thing as a local, national poetics in a time defined by the erosion of nation-states and the birth of a post-national, global identity? What is the place of poetics in the real political debates in which nations and individuals are constantly facing in the form of immigration, refugees, exiles, freedom of speech and prisoners of conscience?
See also our CFP for 2011 Conference: Transmission
The international keynote speakers are professor Anna Aguilar-Amat (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain), professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University, Ireland) and the poet and translator Brandon Brown (USA). The Finnish keynotes are Anna-Riikka Carlson (Avain Publishing), author Antti Nylén and the chairman of PEN Finland Jarkko Tontti.
In addition to Keynote lectures, the conference hosts a number of international presentation sessions delivered by academic scholars in the fields of literary, cultural and translation studies.
Michael Cronin is one of the most renowned and interesting contemporary thinkers in the field of translation studies. Cronin works as a professor at The Center for Translation and Textual Studies, Dublin City University, and he is a member of The Royal Irish Academy since 2006. He has published a wide range of scholarly studies dealing with translation history, Irish literature, travel literature, globalization and identity. Parallel to his academic career he has also written essays and prose in both Irish and English.
Brandon Brown is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, and has been living in San Francisco since 1998. A poet and a translator, his works on translating ancient literature – among them The Persians by Aeschylos and The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus – have raised a lively discussion within the poetic circles in the States. He is also an author of several chapbooks and a featured blogger at Open Space, the blog of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Anna Aguilar-Amat is a professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where she teaches at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting. She is a mainstay of Catalan poetry and has written several award-winning poetry collections. Her work has been included in several anthologies of Catalan poetry and has been translated into nine different languges. Since 2003 Aguilar-Amat has been acting as president of QUARKpoesia, a non-profit group whose main purpose is the promotion of lesser-known poets and writers in less translated languages, as well as the exchange of ideas and poetic works. In 2006 she founded the poetry publisher Refraccions similarly dedicated to publishing bi- and trilingual poetry books.
Click the headings of presentation sessions for more information
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Saturday, August 27th
|10:15||Opening the conference
Head of Program Committee Arno von Pfaler
Professor Michael Cronin
Dublin City University
publishing manager, BTJ Avain
Translation Master Class
Brandon Brown (pre-registration)
translator and author
|17:00||Saturday open discussion||EN||room 505|
|17:45||Closing day one||EN/FI||room 505|
Conference evening program
|20:00||POETRY MASH! Club
Mascot Bar&Lounge, Neljäs linja 2, Helsinki
Sunday, August 28th
|10:15||Sunday programme presented
practical questions, Q&A
poet and translator, USA
Professor Anna Aguilar-Amat
Universitat Autònoma Barcelona
Case: Osip Mandelstamin esseiden kääntämisestä
pj. Teemu Manninen
Paneeli: Jouni Inkala, Jukka Mallinen, Leevi Lehto
Chair: Arno von Pfaler
Runotunti 14:00-15:00Esiintyjinä Maija Muinonen, Henriikka Tavi & Mikael Brygger, runoduo Miia & Marko sekä Janne Nummela. Juontajana toimii Miia Toivio.
EnsyklopedinenAiheina ensyklopedinen perinne, sivistys, valistus, nykypäivä ja kaunokirjallisuus. Keskustelijoina toimittaja-kirjailija Minna Lindgren sekä runoilija-ensyklopedisti Janne Nummela. Puhetta johtaa Hanna Kuusela.
poet and author, President of PEN Finland
|17:00||Sunday open discussion||EN||room 505|
|17:45||Closing of the conference||EN/FI||room 505|
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