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Translation Salon with Indra Levy

When: Friday, May 4, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central

Where: Bookends and Beginnings bookstore, 1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1, Evanston, IL 60201

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

Contact: Department of Asian Languages and Cultures   (847) 491-5288

Group: Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Category: Academic


Indra Levy is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at Stanford University. She is the author of Sirens of the Western Shore: the Westernesque femme fatale, translation and vernacular style in modern Japanese literature (Columbia University Press, 2006). The book is a study of the relationship between gender representation, translation, and literary production in the cross-cultural exchange that gave birth to modern Japanese literature. She is the Editor of Translation in Modern Japan (Routledge, 2011), which illuminates the various ways in which the conception of Japan as a culture of translation can productively intervene in the understanding of – and approaches to – both “Japan” and “translation.” It is the first collection of its kind, bringing together seminal works of Japanese scholarship and criticism on the culture of translation (made available in English for the first time) with works of English-language scholarship that stand on the cutting edge of this new field of inquiry.

Andrew Leong is Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University. He is the translator of Lament in the Night (Kaya Press, 2012 - ), a critical volume which collects the two extant novels of Nagahara Shōson, an author who wrote for a Japanese reading public in Los Angeles during the 1920s. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled The Origins of Japanese American Literature are Queer and Mixed, examining Japanese and English language texts written by Sadakichi Hartmann, Yoné Noguchi, Arishima Takeo, and Nagahara Shōson—authors who resided in the United States between the opening of mass Japanese emigration in 1885 and the ban on Japanese immigration imposed by the Immigration Act of 1924.

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