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January 2018

Here was Rome

January 26 - 19:30 - 21:00
Open Russia, 16 Hanover Square
London, W1S 1HT United Kingdom
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Here Was Rome- a book launch celebration with its author Victor Sonkin and publisher Karl Sabbagh In 2012, Moscow’s Corpus Publishers has published “Here Was Rome”, Victor Sonkin’s literary and historic guidebook to Ancient Rome, the city which has been his passion since childhood. Next year, the book received the Enlightenment Award, the country’s most prestigious award for nonfiction. In 2015, Moscow-based publishing house “A Walk Through History” published his illustrated encyclopedia for children “We Live in Ancient Rome”. In…

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Literary Translation Workshop. Day 1

January 27 - 11:00 - 15:30
Clementi House, 128 Kensington Church Street
London, W8 4BH United Kingdom
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DESCRIPTION Day one: Lecture (2 hours) The context in translation: historical period, national culture, literary and translation norms. 30 min. break Practical task (2 hours): editing of two translated texts, one English into Russian, the other Russian into English. All participants will receive texts for translation in advance.  For 20 years, Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin have taught literary translation to the students of Moscow State University. Apart from lectures and seminars, their best students participated in literary projects, which…

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Literary Translation Workshop. Day 2

January 28 - 11:00 - 15:30

DESCRIPTION Day two: Lecture (2 hours) Voice in translation: accents, dialects, class distinctions, lexical problems of translation 30 min. break Practical task (2 hours): editing of two translated texts, one English into Russian, the other Russian into English. All participants will receive texts for translation in advance. For 20 years, Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin have taught literary translation to the students of Moscow State University. Apart from lectures and seminars, their best students participated in literary projects, which included…

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British Children’s Literature in Russian: translation, adaptation, censorship.

January 30 - 19:00 - 20:30
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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We’ll talk about the popularity of British children’s literature in Russia in the Soviet and post-Soviet era; about the concept of childhood and readers’ expectations; about loose adaptations coexisting with full and faithful translations; about the methods of censorship in Soviet times and today. We will also look at how Alice, Peter Pan and Harry Potter are reflected by this multi-facet mirror. Alexandra Borisenko , Associate Professor at the Department of Discourse and Communication Studies, Faculty of Philology, Moscow State…

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