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UC Berkeley 
31/08/2020 Language

Catalan featured in The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

This online library exhibition celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis — librarians, professors, lecturers, staff, and students. Many of these early-published works ...
St. Petersburg, FL 
09/04/2020 Arts

Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929

When Salvador Dalí & Luis Buñuel’s film Un chien Andalou premiered in the City of Light, Paris was an avant-garde hothouse rife with artistic conflict and friendly rivalry. Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929 immerses visitors in this particularly rich and vital creative era by examining the works, friendships and clashes of Jean Arp, André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Alexander Calder, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, ...
29/02/2020 Literature

TRAC, the database of translations from Catalan, reaches 5,000 translations

TRAC stands for "traducccions del català a altres llengües" (translations from Catalan into other languages). It is made up of the databases of the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes and the Institut Ramon Llull, which is now responsible for managing and updating the database. Additionally, the TRAC has had new tools added recently, such as the translation map or the rankings for the most translated authors and books.
10/02/2020 Music

Jordi Savall: The Splendor of the Iberian Baroque on tour across the United States

For more than 50 years, Jordi Savall, one of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation, has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion and given them back for all to enjoy. A tireless researcher of early music, he interprets and performs the repertory both as a gambist and a conductor. Performing with his ensemble, Jordi creates a world of emotion and beauty that he shares with millions of early music enthusiasts around the world. 
31/01/2020

"Why, Why, Why" by Quim Monzó, translated by Peter Bush, featured on New York Times shortlist

Peter Bush's new translation of short stories by Quim Monzó, now available from Open Letter Press, has drawn wide praise in the United States, and was recently featured on the New York Time's shortlist of notable fiction in translation. 
31/12/2019 Literature

"Truck Driver Haikus/Haikús del Camioner" by Dolors Miquel, translated by Clyde Monehun, now available from Francis Boutle Publishers

Intrigued by the aesthetic and philosophical possibilities of the haiku, Dolors Miquel introduces "elements of our own daily life to the typically nature-centered themes” of the classic Japanese version in "Truck Driver Haikus/Haikús del Camioner," now available in an English translation by Clyde Moneyhun.
31/12/2019 Performing

Dorothy Max Prior reflects on Catalan street theatre traditions for Total Theatre Magazine

For over 30 years, Total Theatre Magazine has been at the forefront of the advocacy, celebration and documentation of contemporary theatre and performance – including the support of artforms and practices such as circus, outdoor arts, site-responsive performance, puppetry, and physical and visual theatre, which have often been ignored, or not treated with the seriousness they merit, by other publications.
31/12/2019 Literature

Literature in translation journal "Asymptote" devotes a stand-alone issue to Catalan literature

Winner of the 2015 London Book Fair's International Literary Translation Initiative Award, Asymptote is the premier site for world literature in translation. The September 2019 issue focuses solely on Catalan literature in translation and includes fragments from writers such as Joan Brossa, Maria Cabrera and Dolors Miquel. A whole world of Catalan literature awaits here...
Online 
31/12/2019 Literature

Asymptote devotes a stand-alone issue to exhibit the literary riches of a single language, Catalan

Winner of the 2015 London Book Fair's International Literary Translation Initiative Award, Asymptote is the premier site for world literature in translation. The journal takes its name from the dotted line on a graph that a mathematical function may tend toward, but never reach. Similarly, a translated text may never fully replicate the effect of the original; it is its own creative act.
London / Cambridge 
20/12/2019 Cinema

A worm’s tail view is often the true one: a retrospective of films by Pere Portabella in London and Cambridge

The most ambitious, creative and complete international retrospective of works by Pere Portabella will tour London’s most engaged cultural institutions from 26 November 2019 to 15 February 2020. Programme supported by the Institut Ramon Llull, showing at Close-Up Film Centre, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Whitechapel Gallery, Brixton Prison, Cafe Oto, BFI Southbank, Low Company and University of Cambridge.
New York 
18/12/2019 Language

CAFÈ CATALÀ returns to Columbia University this Fall

Join the group of enthusiastic Catalan students, plus other members of the community, for a weekly Cafè Català this Fall semester at Columbia University. Starting September 25th, 2019, Catalanophiles and Catalan speakers of all kind will meet Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:00pm.
New York 
13/12/2019 Thought

'Perseguits i Salvats' (Persecuted and Saved) at Instituto Cervantes

"Perseguits i Salvats," presented in conjunction with the Diputació de Lleida, tells the story of the escape of Jew refugees during the Holocaust through the mountains that connect France and Spain. The exhibition's opening will include a conference and and documentary screening focusing on the experience of survivors of the Holocaust who fled to the Pyrenees and their families.
New York City, Jersey City 
11/12/2019 Performing

Los Escultores del Aire perform in Manhattan and in Jersey City

The Bacelona-based physical theatre company Los Escultores del Aires will perform their work La Caja (The Box) at Teatro Latea in Manhattan, and at Jersey City Theater Center as part of International Voices Theater Festival.
New York 
11/12/2019 Culture

Catalan Institute of America launches a film series and a book club

On September 11, The National Day of Catalonia, Catalan Institute of America (CIofA) will launch a film series for its members. Screenings will take place regularly. A week later, the CIofA Book Club in Catalan, also free for members and coordinated by translator Mary Ann Newman, will start meeting on the third Wednesday of each month. Both series will be held at the Center for Social Innovation in Chelsea, NYC.
Stanford University 
08/12/2019 Arts

Antonio Monegal of UPF, visiting professor at Stanford University

This Fall semester, Prof. Antoni Monegal of Barcelona’s Universitat Pompeu Fabra will teach a course on “Visuality, Memory and Citizenship: Archive and Activism in Catalan Photography” for students at the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.
USA 
08/12/2019 Literature

Applications Now Open for the ALTA 2020 Emerging Translator Mentorship Program

The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. ALTA’s Emerging Translator Mentorship Program was founded by former ALTA board member Allison M. Charette.
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