IGNOU conducts workshop to train French translators

The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s) School of Foreign Language (SOFL) is organising four days (from 7th November 2011 to 10th November 2011) International Translation Workshop 2011 with the help of the book office of the French Embassy focusing on literary translation from French to various Indian languages and vice-versa.

Experts from France and various universities from India are participating in the ongoing workshop along with 40 participants who are being trained for translation theories and issues related to literary translation from French.

“This workshop is a unique opportunity for discussion on various issues related to translation from French to Hindi, Tamil, Bangla, Marathi, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Mythili, Assamese, Oriya, Gujarati and Santhali. It is the third workshop we are conducting since the year 2009,” said Prof. Sushant Kumar Mishra, Reader (French), SOFL, IGNOU.

Judith Oriol, Book Attachee at the French Embassy in India will be discussing on the ‘Editorial and Book Publishing cooperation between India and France related to the area of translation’. She will be discussing on the issues related to acquiring publishing rights in India from French publications, copyright laws in India and French and the role of the book office as a bridge between the two countries on the last day.

Another eminent expert from France, Prof. Dominique Vitalyos will explore through texts by Le Clezio, Rene Char and others about the choices available to the translator with respect to the author and reader in order to produce a text of literary quality. She will focus on how is it possible to be faithful to the writer and the reader at the same time.


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