Modern Languages

Women in Translation Month

August marks Women in Translation month, the time to celebrate and read works in translation by women authors. Liverpool University Press supports Women in Translation all year round, publishing important works by both female authors and female translators. Next month sees the publication of the second edition of Montserrat Lunati’s Rainy Days, a collection of short stories by … Continue reading

Poetry

‘A Handful of Blue Earth’ Marilyn Hacker on her translation of the poems of Vénus Khoury-Ghata

Marilyn Hacker has translated several of the works of Vénus Khoury-Ghata. Here to celebrate her latest translation A Handful of Blue Earth, Marilyn discusses the translation process and what inspires her about Vénus Khoury-Ghata. Read on for a poem from A Handful of Blue Earth. A Handful of Blue Earth is your translation of the poems written by Vénus Khoury-Ghata. … Continue reading

History

The ‘truth’ behind Atlantis – Christopher Gill on Plato’s Atlantis Story

Christopher Gill, author of Plato's Atlantis Story, discusses the philosophical significance of Plato's compelling Atlantis story and how the mythical city has captured our imagination throughout time.  Could you give us an overview of Plato’s Atlantis Story? First of all, it’s not just the story of Atlantis. That is the famous name, but it’s actually a tale … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Black German: The moving and illuminating story of Theodor Michael – An interview with Eve Rosenhaft

Learn more about Black German, the compelling memoirs of Theodor Wonja Michael, translated into English for the first time by internationally acknowledged expert in black German studies Eve Rosenhaft. Here she explains a little about Theodor Michael, and why these powerful memoirs continue to draw people in.  For those new to the subject, could you introduce … Continue reading