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FAU Presents 'The Joy of Translation'

BOCA RATON, FL (January 16, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of languages, linguistics and comparative literature presents “The Joy of Tanslation,” with Marilyn Gaddis Rose, Distinguished Service Professor at the State University of New York, Binghamton. The lecture will take place on Thursday, January 22 at 5 p.m. in the Ritter Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road, and is free and open to the public. Rose is the founding director of the SUNY-Binghamton doctoral translation program, the first doctoral program in translation studies in the United States and has written several books on translation.

The lecture is the 2009 Howard M. Rosenblatt Distinguished Lecture in Translation Studies. This lecture series was established in 2002 by Laurie Rosenblatt in honor of her father, Howard M. Rosenblatt, M.D., an inner-city physician in Chicago. The lecture series has acquired a national reputation, attracting internationally known scholars in the field of translation studies.   Past presenters have included Lawrence Venuti, Temple University, considered the dean of translation studies in the United States and author of several books in the field; famed Renaissance scholar Rita Copeland; the noted translation theorist Douglas Robinson; and the classicist Norman Austin.

FAU is one of few universities in this country to offer the Master of Arts degree in this field. For further information, call 561-297-3860.

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