Conference Program


**Registration 9:00 AM-6:00 PM on May 5th and 6th in Room 5414**


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Thursday, May 5th

9:00-10:00 AM Breakfast (Room 5414)


10:00-11:20 AM First Panel Session

Graphic Transformation (Room 8301)

Chair: Professor Siona Wilson

            Melissa Vipperman-Cohen (PhD Candidate, University of California, San Diego)

          Dr. R. Drew Griffith (Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston)

            Dr. Sylvia Liseling-Nilsson (Assistant Professor, University of Leuven)


Cinematic Translation (Room 8304)

Chair:Professor Paul Julian Smith

            Gabriella Martin (PhD Student, Washington University)

            Dr. Klaus Kaindl (Associate Professor, University of Vienna)

            Paul Kurek (PhD Student, University of California, Los Angeles)

            Dr. Dror Abend-David (Lecturer, University of Florida)


Music and Movement (Room 8402)

Chair: Professor Anne Stone

            Dr. Margaret Schwartz (Associate Professor, Fordham University)

          Brittany C. Prescott (PhD Student, Brown University)

          Dr. Tekla Babyak (Independent Scholar)

          Dalia Bolotnikov (PhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara)


11:30 AM-12:50 PM Second Panel Session

In Her Own Words (Room 8301)

Chair: Professor Alyson Cole

            Dr. Luise von Flotow (Professor, University of Ottawa)

            Sindhu Jose (PhD Candidate, English and Foreign Languages University)

            Sima Sharifi (PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa)


Absence, Authority, & Autotranslation in Russian Literature (Room 8304)

Chair: Professor Elizabeth Beaujour

            Irina Kogan (PhD Student, Yale University)

            Zachary King (PhD Candidate, University of Chicago)

            Geordie Kenyon Sinclair (PhD Candidate, Harvard University)

            Alexandra Cheveleva Dergacheva (PhD Student, Autonomous University of Madrid)


 Pop Media in the 21st Century (Room 8402)

Chair: Professor Giancarlo Lombardi

            Dr. Lara Merlin (Assistant Professor, Vaughn College)

            Antoinette Williams-Tutt (PhD Candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY)

            Ryan Rhadigan (PhD Student, University of California Berkeley)

            Saiful Saleem (PhD Student, The Graduate Center, CUNY)


1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (On Your Own)


2:00-3:20 PM Third Panel Session

Revolution and Critique in Asian Literature (Room 8301)

Chair: Professor Ying Zhu

            Dr. Joseph Poon (Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong)

            Dr. Yoon Jeong Oh (PhD Recipient, Cornell University)

           Eunyeong Kim (PhD Student, Stanford University)

            Shen Li (Faculty Member, Hunan University)


Echoes of the Classics in the Postcolonial World (Room 8304)

Chair: Professor Lía Schwartz

            Chloe Hill (PhD Student, Brown University)

            Dr. Andrea Kouklanakis (Professor, Bard High School and Early College)

            Evelyn Richardson (PhD Student, University of Chicago)

           Suleiman R Hodali (PhD Student, University of California, Los Angeles)


Translating Queerness within Contemporary Global Contexts (Room 8402)

Chair: Professor Jonathan Gray

            Melinda Borchers (PhD Student, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

            Heather Williams (PhD Candidate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

            Jewel Williams (PhD Student, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


3:30-4:50 PM Fourth Panel Session

The Sacred and the Profane (Room 8301)

Chair: Professor Monica Calabritto

            Dr. Sinkwan Cheng (Lecturer, University College, London)

            Zachary Domach (PhD Student, Columbia University)

            Kerry Carnahan (PhD Student, University of Connecticut)

            Dr. Sage Anderson (PhD Recipient, New York University)


Reexamining the Task of the Translator (Room 8304)

Chair: Professor John Brenkman

            Nora Carr (PhD Candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY)

            Jordan Daniels (PhD Student, Emory University)

            Dr. Dan Mills (Independent Scholar)

            Liesl Yamaguchi (PhD Candidate, Princeton University)


Hybrid Perspectives in Postcolonial Literature (Room 8402)

Chair: Professor Sonali Perera

             Mulin Wang (PhD Student, Louisiana State University)

            Magdala Desgranges (PhD Student, State University of New York, Stony Brook)

            Hassan Al-Mohammad (PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa)

          Prabha Manuratne (PhD Candidate, State University of New York, Buffalo/Lecturer, University of Kelaniya)



4:50-6:30 PM Break (On Your Own)


6:30 PM Keynote Lecture with Edwin Frank

“Translation: Confessions of an Editor”

(Skylight Room, 9th Floor)

Reception to Follow (Room 5414)


Friday, May 6th

9:00-10:00 AM Breakfast (Room 5414)

10:00-11:20 AM Fifth Panel Session

Translation in the Digital Age (Room 8301)

Chair: Professor Cheryl Smith

            Dr. Elizabeth Kelley (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Georgetown University)

            Britta Meredith (PhD Candidate, University of Connecticut)

            Anne Sophie Voyer (PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa)

            Stephen Slessor (PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa)

            Cristina Migliaccio (PhD Student, St. John’s University)


Impossible Translation, Impossible Language (Room 8304)

Chair:Professor Mary Ann Caws

            Dr. Veronika Tuckerová (Preceptor, Harvard University)

            Dr. Christina Svendsen (Mellon Junior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania)

          Marc Lowenthal (Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press/Owner, Wakefield Press)


Engendering Relationships in Translation (Room 8402)

Chair: Professor Sarah Chinn

            Benjamin Fancy (PhD Student, Brown University)

           Nicholas Kahn (PhD Student, Brown University)

            Dr. Christopher Larkosh (Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)

            Dr. Michelle Woods (Associate Professor, State University of New York, New Paltz)


11:30 AM Keynote Roundtable of Practice with

Barbara Epler, Jonathan Galassi, & Jill Schoolman

(Skylight Room, 9th Floor)

Reception to Follow (Room 5414)


2:00-3:20 PM Sixth Panel Session

Multiple Afterlives (Room 8301)

Chair: Professor Caroline Rupprecht

            Dr. Elyse Graham (Assistant Professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook)

            Dr. Priscilla Layne (Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

            Dr. Peter Conolly-Smith (Associate Professor, Queens College, CUNY)

            Dr. Mary Ann Caws (Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, CUNY)


Movements Across the Early Modern World (Room 8304)

Chair: Professor Clare Carroll

            Chris Clarke (PhD Candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY)

            Dr. Adrian Izquierdo (Doctoral Lecturer, Hunter College, CUNY)

            Dr. Katharina Piechocki (Assistant Professor, Harvard University)

            Rachel Stein (PhD Candidate, Columbia University)


Publishing in the Cross-Cultural Market (Room 8402)

Chair: Professor Esther Allen

            Dr. Earl Fitz (Professor, Vanderbilt University)

            Dana Khromov (PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania)

            Norah Alkharashi (PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa)

            Dr. Gorica Majstorovic (Associate Professor, Stockton University)


3:30-4:50 PM Seventh Panel Session

Translating the Self (Room 8301)

Chair: Professor Vincent Crapanzano

            Dr. Natasha Lvovich (Professor, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY)

            Tess Lewis (Independent Translator/Advisory Board Member, The Hudson Review)

            Dr. Adrian Wanner (Professor, Pennsylvania State University)

            Dr. Reid Gómez (Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College)


The Future of Translation Studies (Room 8304)

Chair: Professor Martin Elsky

            Tomas Elliott (PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania)

            Naomi Nicolas Kaufman (PhD Candidate, Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle)

            Dr. Carolyn Shread (Instructor, Mount Holyoke College)


19th Century Romance & Beyond Across the Globe (Room 8402)

Chair: Professor Bettina Lerner

            Dr. Roger Sederat (Associate Professor, Queens College, CUNY)

            Dr. Corine Tachtiris (Visiting Assistant Professor, Earlham College)

            Mohamed Farhat (PhD Student, State University of New York, Binghamton)

            Dr. Heekyoung Cho (Assistant Professor, University of Washington)


5:00-6:00 PM Reception (Room 5414)


6:30 PM Keynote Lecture with Homi Bhabha

“Translation and Displacement”

(Proshansky Auditorium, C-Level)