The first independent forum of scholars and writers of translingual literature in the U.S. The field of Translingual literature studies texts written in a non-native language, in two languages, or in a mix of languages. Some of the best known examples are the classics Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett and Joseph Conrad, and among contemporary writers, Ilan Stavans, Nancy Huston, Alexandar Hemon, Ha Jin, and many others. The morning events, the keynote talk (Doris Sommer) and the Panel with Translingual Writers are open for the general audience; the afternoon events are for scholars only.
Sponsored by New England Public Radio, the Departments of French, German and Spanish, the Program in European Studies, and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship Fund at Amherst College.