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What Would (World) Literature Be Without Translators?

Discussing the impact of translation on literature

Translations keep world literature in motion, ensure dialogue and expand horizons. But what makes, say, Kafka’s “Castle” so interesting in the post-Soviet space? Which works are in great demand globally and elicit international interest? Which authors are remembered, and which forgotten?



Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach
The event is free of charge


Susanne Bader

Inhaberin der Buchhandlung "Zum Wetzstein", Freiburg / owner of the Freiburg bookshop "Zum Wetzstein"

Elisabeth Edl

translator and scholar of Romance languages

Dr. Charlotte Ryland

director of the Stephen Spender Trust and Translation Exchange research initiative at Oxford University, Universität Oxford

Prof. Sandra Richter

Direktorin des Deutschen Literaturarchivs Marbach / director of the German Literature Archive in Marbach

Fridtjof Küchemann

Redakteur im Online-Feuilleton der Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / editor of the online feuilleton of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung