On September 24th, the Library of Arabic Literature hosted a public conversation on the stakes, challenges, and rewards of editing and translating premodern texts from the world’s great literary traditions. Mellon Foundation Vice President Mariët Westermann moderated a panel featuring the general editors of six groundbreaking publishing projects that specialize in facing-page translations. Topics of discussion included the parameters and methodologies for establishing parallel-text translation series in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Latin, Old English, and Sanskrit and other Indian languages. Watch the video recording of the event on Vimeo or below.
Whitney Cox, Editor, Murty Classical Library of India
James Hankins, General Editor, The I Tatti Renaissance Library
Jeffrey Henderson, General Editor, Loeb Classical Library
Philip Kennedy, General Editor, The Library of Arabic Literature
Paul W. Kroll, Senior Editor, Library of Chinese Humanities
Jan Ziolkowski, General Editor, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
Future Humanities: Translating World Literatures from Hagop Kevorkian Center at NYU on Vimeo.