»Poetry and the Art of Translation«

Don Mee Choi and Uljana Wolf in conversation with Sung Un Gang

In englischer Sprache mit deutscher Simultanübersetzung von Lilian-Astrid Geese

Born in Seoul/South Korea, Don Mee Choi incorporates in her poetry photos by her father, a war photographer, and other visual and archival materials in order to explore the overlapping histories of Korea and the US. She is a renowned translater of Korean poetry and has taken over the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature at the University of Leipzig in the winter semester of 2021/22. Don Mee Choi will talk about the art of translating lyrics with the poet and translator Uljana Wolf, who teaches seminars on poetry and translation at Pratt Institute and New York University and is currently working on a translation of Choi’s poetry collection »DMZ Colony«.
The evening will be moderated by Sung Un Gang, research associate in the Department of Korean Studies at the University of Bonn and host of the podcast »Bin ich süßsauer?« that features interviews with queer Asians in Germany. Simultaneously interpreted by Lilian-Astrid Geese.

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