Friday, September 25 2015
15 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007

THEME: Untranslatability and Cultural Complexity

DATE & TIME: Friday, September 25, 2015 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

LOCATION: Woolworth Building, NYU | 15 Barclay Street, New York, NY

On behalf of the Dean of the Nida Institute, Dr. Philip H. Towner, the Executive Vice-President of the San Pellegrino University Foundation, Prof. Stefano Arduini, and the Director of the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting at the NYU School of Professional Studies, Dr. Milena Savova, I am pleased to inform you that the 5th annual Translation Studies Research Symposium will be held Friday, September 25, 2015 at New York University’s Woolworth building (map).
 This year’s Research Symposium takes up the theme of “Untranslatability and Cultural Complexity.”  We are delighted and honored that the following presenters have been confirmed:
Lydia H. Liu
Columbia University
Mary Louise Pratt
New York University
Michael Wood
Princeton University
Philip E. Lewis 
Cornell University
Registration for the Research Symposium is $25 and is due no later than September 11, 2015.For more details about the presenters, please contact Dulce Alvarado at
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