Rania Khallaf, of Al Ahram Weekly, attended the first in a new series of lectures on Arabic-English translation, hosted by the groundbreaking Denys Johnson-Davies.
They also plan lectures hosted by author Ahdaf Soueif and translator Humphrey Davies.
Besides the lecture series, the AUC’s Center for Translation Studies will:
*convene a yearly international translation studies conference.
*hold theoretical, historical and practical thematic workshops and seminars
*host “translators in residence”
*and launch an annual bilingual journal, In Translation, “to announce the best student in translation, review translations in the market, and suggest works for translation and interview translators and publishers.”