October 14th, Thursday

Korean Literature Translation Institute U.S. Forum A

The Challenges of Cross-Cultural Literary Translation: A Conversation with Writers, Translators and Publishers of Korean and Japanese Fiction

4:00 PM – 7:30 PM: FORUM A (Moderator: Kyeong-Hee Choi)

4:00-4:20: Greetings and Congratulatory Remarks

Don Lopez, Professor and Chair, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

4:20-4:40: Chi-Young Kim (Translator)

“Translation for the American Market”

4:40-5:00: Michael Emmerich (Translator; Columbia University)

“The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Translating Japanese Literature in 2010”

5:00-5:20: Coffee Break

5:20-5:40: Chad W. Post (Director of Open Letter Books; Managing Editor of Three Percent, University of Rochester)

“Indie Presses & Literature in Translation”

5:40-6:00: Jonathan Segura (Deputy Reviews Editor, Publishers Weekly)

“Translating and Publishing Korean Literature to Appeal to the U.S. Local Market: From a Reviewer’s Perspective”

6:00-7:30: Discussion and Q & A

7:30- :  Reception

Nojin Kwak, Director, The Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan

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