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Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary University of London Annual Catalan Lecture by Professor Lawrence Venuti : Cosmopolitanism, Minority, Translation: Eduard Màrquez’s Zugzwang

Cosmopolitanism, Minority, Translation: Eduard Màrquez’s Zugzwang

What are the tensions when a small culture cultivates a cosmopolitan outlook? How does an

author seek the consecration enabled by a major language? Eduard Màrquez’s collection of

Catalan flash fiction, Zugzwang (1995) draws on the experimentalism of recent United States

narrative to create a distinctly Catalan work. An English translation of the Catalan text can at

once expose and interrogate its literary and cultural conditions.


Professor Lawrence Venuti (Temple University) is a leading authority on the theory and history of translation. His books, such as The Translator’s Invisibility (2 nd edn, 2008), The Scandals of Translation (1998), and Translation Changes Everything (2013), have opened up the study of translation to a wide readership and changed the way we think about the subject. Venuti’s own translations (from Catalan, French, and Italian) include the anthology Italy: A Traveler’s Literary Companion (2003), Massimo Carlotto’s crime novel The Goodbye Kiss (2006), and Ernest Farrés’s Edward Hopper: Poems (2009), for which he won the Robert Fagles Translation Prize.

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The year-long programme of events organitsed by the Centre for Catalan Studies is supported by the Institut Ramon Llull. To find out more about the centre please visit: 

Annual Catalan Lecture at QMUL
Tuesday 31 of October at 6.15 pm. 
Arts One Lecture Theatre
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
E1 4NS


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