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New Language Worlds

November 21, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is an online event.

How do non-dominant languages preserve ways of seeing and relating to the natural world? This online workshop – for those curious about intersections between poetry, translation, ‘minor’ languages and biodiversity – explores this question, taking inspiration from the Mapuche-Chilean poet Cecilia Vicuña’s statement that ‘poetry is life’s reserve, a forest for the renewal of language, a biodiversity of the soul’.

As a participant, you’ll translate from one of three such ‘minor’, non-dominant languages: Galician, Welsh, and Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. You will choose an ecopoem written in one of these three languages, selected by expert poets, translators and scholars Isaac Xubín (Galician), Rhys Trimble (Welsh) and Fidel Martínez Bautista and Emma Freeman (Nahuatl), who will prepare a guide and glossary enabling you to translate the poem into English. In digital groups, your poem-making will be shaped by Dan Eltringham’s expertise as a creative practitioner. At the end you’ll have a new language-object – a translated poem – to take away with you.

This workshop is conceived and led by Dr Dan Eltringham (School of English).

This event is part of the hub series organised by The University of Sheffield.


Image: Rhys Trimble

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engage@sheffield.ac.uk

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Date:
November 21
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://newlanguageworlds.eventbrite.co.uk

Venue

Online: The University of Sheffield
Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom
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Website:
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/

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Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
engage@sheffield.ac.uk
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N/A
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
City/town
Sheffield
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Credit: Rhys Trimble

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