British modernism is one of the most important pages of world literature. Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Edward Morgan Forster, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Aldous Huxley shaped the entire further course of its development, developing a highly complex poetics which presented a fundamentally new understanding of the world and man. In the intervening years, students in Dmitry Simanovsky’s workshop have translated and published works by Joseph Conrad and Henry James under his supervision. Collections by Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, and Edward Morgan Forster are forthcoming. The workshop leader will talk about why it is important to translate British modernists, and how they relate to Russian culture. He will also discuss the practice of collective translation, the difficulties it entails, and the new possibilities that this form of collective creativity opens up.

14 January 2022 at 6pm