Sara Kippur, Assistant Professor of French at Trinity College, will speak about "The Denial of Self-Translation" at 4:30 p.m. on April 13 in the Alumni House of the Amherst College, Massachusetts.
Here is the official announcement from their website:
"Professor Kippur's talk explores why authors write the same book in two languages. While many authors since Samuel Beckett have embraced the practice of self-translation between French and another language, they nonetheless have found ways to "deny" or undermine their very projects. Professor Kippur considers such authors-- including Raymond Federman, Nancy Huston and Jorge Semprun --and asks what it is about self-translation that makes it difficult for writers and critics to affirm as a literary art form. This event is sponsored by the French Department and the Amherst College Lecture Fund."