Adult event
Marcia Lynx Qualey: Behind Arab Lit Quarterly - The Art of Arabic Literary Translation

Marcia Lynx Qualey: Behind Arab Lit Quarterly - The Art of Arabic Literary Translation

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 11:30-12:30

Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 4, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai

Language: English

Session No: 37 

The Arab literary scene has long attracted readers across the globe who are fascinated by both its rich heritage and its cutting-edge contemporary work. A crucial part of the scene are the Arabic literature aficionados who are dedicated to promoting the joys of Arabic literature in translation. Beloved publications like Arab Lit Quarterly and its popular blog have become a staple resource for lovers of the Arab written word, spotlighting literary translations from Arabic and their Arab authors, and establishing new forms of literary criticism and discourse around Arabic literature and translation as a whole.

Join Marcia Lynx Qualey, the founding editor of the ArabLit website, ArabLit Quarterly and Bulaq Podcast, as she discusses the world of Arab translation and the highlights and lowlights of running ArabLit. What are the challenges of preserving the heart of an Arabic text while ensuring it will grab English readers? What has the impact of her publication been in the Arab literary scene, and what does the future hold for ArabLit?

This session is moderated by Chip Rossetti

As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.

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Categories: Translation