On Translating Dante: A Conversation with Mary Jo Bang

Organized by LTAC Director and Associate Professor Susan Bernofsky, Writing Program.

 

Literary Translation at Columbia presents: A conversation on translating Dante with Mary Jo Bang.

 

Bang is the author of eight books of poems—including A Doll for Throwing and Elegy, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award—a translation of Dante’s Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher, and a translation of Purgatorio. Her translation of Matthias Göritz’s poem, “Colonies of Paradise,” received a Gulf Coast Translation Prize. She and co-translator Yuki Tanaka received the Denver Quarterly’s Cole Swensen Translation Prize and the RHINO Translation Prize for poems by Shuzo Takiguchi. The recipient of a Hodder Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship, she teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

 

 

photo by Matt Valentine

Event Time & Date

Date: Wed October 27, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Online