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The Making of Macunaima – on Intercultural Translation with Katrina Dodson

When: Friday, March 9, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Spanish and Portuguese   847.491.8249

Group: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Category: Academic


The Making of Macunaima – on Intercultural Translation
Katrina Dodson is the translator from the Portuguese of The Complete Stories, by Clarice Lispector (New Directions, 2015), winner of the PEN Translation Prize and other awards. She is currently adapting her Lispector translation journal into a book and translating the 1928 Brazilian modernist classic Macunaima, the Hero Without a Character, by Mario de Andrade (New Directions, 2019). She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation on Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil and a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality. Dodson has taught at UC Berkeley, Bard College, and most recently in the Mills College MFA in Translation Program.

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