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Anne Carson Lecture, Liverpool

STAMMERING, STOPS, SILENCE: ON THE METHOD AND USES OF UNTRANSLATION
University of Liverpool’s Kenneth Allott Lecture, 6:30-7:45pm

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Poet and classicist Anne Carson gives the Poetry Society Annual Lecture, offering an illustrated exploration of the untranslatable with examples from Homer, Joan of Arc, Francis Bacon, Hölderlin, Rembrandt, Paul Celan and Ibykos. Also referencing her own poetry, Carson discusses gaps between languages, the airy haunted space where ancient and modern come together, and words that go silent in transit. Carson has translated writers including Sappho, Euripides and Sophokles. She won the TS Eliot Prize with her poetry collection The Beauty of the Husband and her latest book is Red Doc>.

University of Liverpool’s Kenneth Allott Lecture,
Victoria Gallery & Museum (Leggate Theatre),
Ashton St,
Liverpool,
L69 3DR

Tickets free but must be reserved in advance  
Tel: Filomena Saltao: 07807 106 688
Email: alfredo@liverpool.ac.uk

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30th September 2013
6:30PM - 9:00PM

University of Liverpool's Kenneth Allott Lecture

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