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French Society: Dr Higgins

French Society: Dr Higgins

On the evening of the 21st of April, the French Society was lucky enough to host a translation workshop entitled ‘Translating the words, and everything else’ which was led by Dr Jennifer Higgins. Dr Higgins is a literary, academic and general translator, who works from French and Italian into English and she has recently finished translating Emmanuelle Pagano’s book of short stories ‘Nouons-nous’.

We learned about a few of the many uncertainties of translation and even had a go at translating some of Pagano’s stories ourselves. While it must be said that some translations were a little more abstract than others, we were all grateful for the rare insight into the nuanced world of professional translation and it really was a wonderful way to spend a Thursday evening.

Report by Cameron Makin, F Social 6.1

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