Literary Translation Mini-Conference

Tuesday, January 14, 15:30 – 21:00


Location (note the change of venue - not as originally announced):

Building 1103 (Engineering), Auditorium 22, Bar-Ilan University


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All welcome; for more information or to RSVP, contact



15:30-16:00  Registration


15:45-16:00 Greetings

Prof. Joel Walters, Dean of Humanities, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. William Kolbrener, Chair, English Department, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Evan Fallenberg, Director of the English Literature MA with a Focus on Literary Translation, Bar-Ilan University 


16:00-17:30   The Many Facets of Translation

Dr. Debbie Guth, the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature

Dr. Hadar Makov-Hasson, Deborah Harris Literary Agency

Dr. Marcela Sulak, Shaindy Rudoff Program in Creative Writing, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Rachel Weissbrod, Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies, Bar-Ilan University


17:30-18:00 Refreshments


18:00-19:30      Work in progress: Literary Translators Talk about Their Work


Mr. Assaf Gavron – author and translator (English to Hebrew)

Mr. Mitch Ginsburg – journalist and translator (Hebrew to English)

Dr. Sabine Huynh – scholar, author, translator (various languages into French)

Ms. Yael Sela-Shapiro – translator and educator (English to Hebrew)


19:45 – 21:00      Translation as Entertainment: The First (Annual?) Bar-Ilan Translation Slam


Mr. Assaf Gavron (author and translator) and the students of "The Art of Literary Translation" Seminar at Bar-Ilan University


This mini-conference celebrates this year's launching of our new MA in English literature with a focus on literary translation. For more information about the program, click here.



The conference is held with the generous support of:

The Lechter Institute for Literary Research 

The Lewis Family Foundation for International Conferences in the Humanities