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September 2019

Poetry Translation Workshop with Nieves García Prados

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TRU Deli, 114 Henderson St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Nieves García Prados will lead a poetry translation workshop in which she will discuss her work and lead several activities that seek to introduce participants to the practice of translating poetry. We will primarily be working between Spanish and English, but all languages and experiences levels are welcome. Nievers García Prados is from Granada, Spain. She has studied literary translation, Spanish language pedagogy, communication, and journalism and earned her PhD in education. She is the authorized translator into Spanish of…

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Poetry Reading with Fernando Valverde

September 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Pleasants Assembly Room, Wilson Library, 208 Raleigh Street CB #3916
200 South Road, NC United States
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Fernando Valverde (Granada) has been voted the most relevant Spanish-language poet born after 1970 by nearly two hundred critics and scholars. His work engages with both contemporary and traditional Spanish culture, particularly Flamenco, while also grappling with universal existential questions. He will give a reading and engage in a discussion of his work. This event will be in Spanish. Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Sarah Booker with questions about this event.

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October 2019

Populism, Nationalism and Democratic Backsliding | Workshop with Professor Milada Vachudova

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us for this workshop with Professor Milada Vachudova, which focuses on trying to understand how the EU shapes the quality of democracy in existing and candidate states at this difficult crossroads in its history – and how Russia and even the United States may be pulling them in a different, more authoritarian direction. It is also to unpack one of the key drivers of domestic political change: when and why political parties change positions, and when those changes lead…

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Populism in Europe: Can democracy and European integration weather the storm? | TAM Friday Lecture Series

October 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Anna Grzymala-Busse is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. Her research interests include political parties, state development and transformation, informal political institutions, religion and politics, and post-communist politics. Dominika Kruszewska received her PhD in Government from Harvard University in May 2019, where she was also a Graduate Student Associate of the Center for European Studies, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Davis Center. During the 2019-2020 academic year, she will be a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Weatherhead…

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TransAtlantic Masters Program Alumni Panel

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Please mark your calendars and save the date for the next TransAtlantic Masters Program alumni panel! We are planning to hold our panel discussion on the evening of Friday, October 4th. These alumni events provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about TAM and to meet program graduates, students, administrators, and professors. Four alumni will talk about their experience in the program and their career trajectory. Panelist bios are included under the RSVP form below. Refreshments will be served.…

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Relentless: Making the Impossible Inevitable | Tolu Olubunmi

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Tolu Olubunmi is an entrepreneur and global advocate for migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people. An innovative thinker and determined change-maker, Tolu has established and led several organizations and campaigns focused on immigrant integration, youth empowerment, education, access to technology, and employment. She currently serves as an advisor to the United Nations Department of Global Communications in New York focusing on youth engagement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and migration as well as the UN’s Act Now campaign leading…

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“Uruguayan Theatre in London: Translation, Performance and Teaching” with Dr. Sophie Stevens

October 9 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Dr. Sophie Stevens is a Postdoctoral Researcher at King's College, London on Language Acts and Worldmaking, a collaborative project which seeks to revive and renew teaching in modern languages in the UK. Her current research focuses on translating and investigating female dramatists, primarily from Uruguay, to explore how, through theatre, they seek to bring about cultural change. This builds on work carried out in her thesis which forms the basis of a forthcoming book, Uruguayan Theatre in Translation: Theory and…

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Opening Reception: NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and Artist Judith Ernst Sculpture

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Florence and James Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and renowned artist Judith Ernst will discuss their collaborative public art project and honor the 100th anniversary of W.B Yeats’s seminal poem, “The Second Coming,” at an opening reception on October 9, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center. Opening the evening will be Katie Bowler Young, director of Global Relations, followed by Terry Rhodes, interim dean of the College of Arts…

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Theatrical Translation as Creative Process: A Conference Festival II

October 10 - October 13
UNC Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States + Google Map

The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review, in collaboration with the Process Series, the Department of Dramatic Art, the Department of Romance Studies, and UNC Global, at the University of North Carolina, and the Language Acts and Worldmaking project at King’s College, London, will hold a conference/festival on theatrical translation as creative process. Staged readings of translated material with the translators in attendance will be presented, open space will be provided for discussion of theatrical translation, as well as cold readings…

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The ‘challenge of the century’: transnational LGBTQ activism and the birth of Britain’s radical HIV/AIDS movement, from Thatcher to the 1990s

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
National Humanities Center, 7 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709-2256 United States
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A paper, "The ‘challenge of the century’: transnational LGBTQ activism and the birth of Britain’s radical HIV/AIDS movement, from Thatcher to the 1990s," will be presented by George J. Severs, University of Cambridge and Holstein Dissertation Fellow 2019-20, University of California, Riverside. This paper examines the history of the Local Government Act 1988, Section 28, which forbade local authorities in the UK from “promoting homosexuality.” Section 28 was spoken of in the gay press as the “challenge of the century,”…

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