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We run events, talks and workshops on all aspects of literary translation. Our events are open to the public and, unless stated otherwise, admission is free. Events are usually held at Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, 36 Fenian Street, Dublin D02 CH22 (two minutes' walk from Trinity's Lincoln Gate), and occasionally at larger venues on campus. Most of our events are run in hybrid format, so you can join from wherever you are in the world. If you would like to receive advance notice of these events, please complete the form at the bottom of this page, or email littrans@tcd.ie. We will not use your contact details for any other purpose.

Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Taiwan in Translation: an exhibition, film screening and literary talk

Opening event and film screening, 11am-1pm, 10 April

We are hosting the screening of Old Seaman Lomapic, an adaptation of ten Taiwanese literary works into dramas. Please click here to find more information about this event and to book a seat.

Taiwanese Indigenous Literature and Elf Fantasy Literature, 6:30-7:30pm, 10 April

Please join Wang Chia-Ling and Chen Yu-Chen, both from the National Museum of Taiwan Literature, for an enlightening talk exploring about the intersection between Taiwanese indigenous literature and elf fantasy literature. Our speakers will delve into the rich history and evolution of indigenous literature in Taiwan, shedding light on its unique cultural significance and artistic expressions. Click here for more information and to book.

Sing with a Pen: the heavenly voice of Taiwanese Indigenous Literature: 10am-5pm, 10 April

This special exhibition introduces the historical development of modern Austronesian literature in Taiwan. By introducing prominent examples of Taiwan’s indigenous literature and their works, we hope to open a window for people to better understand and appreciate Taiwan's indigenous literary heritage, to promote mutual understanding through literature, and to inspire greater cultural exchange and interconnectivity throughout the Austronesian diaspora. This exhibition has been organised in collaboration with the National Museum of Taiwan Literature. Admission is free, but booking is essential: please click here for more information.

Dante's Paradiso
12-2pm, Thursday 11 April 2024


(c) Liam Ó Broin

A collaborative reading of Dante Alighieri’s epic Divine Comedy over the course of the 2023–24 academic year. No prior knowledge of Dante or Italian is required. This Reading Group is led by Emeritus Fellow Corinna Salvadori Lonergan, assisted by John Walsh, IRC Government of Ireland Scholar (Comparative Literature). Our final meetings this term take place on 28th March and 11th April, when we will be reading the Paradiso. Readers are most welcome to join these final readings, and prior attendance is not a requirement. Registration is essential. Click here for more information and to book.

'Illustrating Dante' with artist Liam Ó Broin: 100 lithographs
6pm, Thursday 18 April 2024


Artist Liam Ó Broin will be joining Emeritus Fellow Corinna Salvadori Lonergan to discuss his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy into 100 lithographs, a project that took him 12 years to complete. Liam will be discussing his ongoing engagement with this epic poem written 700 years ago, and how it continues to resonate with contemporary moral issues. Seating is limited, so registration is essential - please click here.

World Fiction Book Club: Kibogo
6:30-7:30pm, Tuesday 16 April 2024 (online)

Our book club will meet to discuss Kibogo by Rwandan writer Scholastique Mukasonga, in a translation from the French by Mark Polizzotti. The book is available from good bookshops and public libraries in Ireland. More information and booking details here.

Murakami Book Club
11am, Tuesday 16 April 2024 (online)


Our Murakami book club, hosted by Dr Motoko Akashi, will meet to discuss After the Quake. Click here for more information and to book your place.

Polish Book Club
6:30pm, Wednesday, 17 April 2024 (hybrid)


Our Polish book club is hosted by Krzysztof Rowiński, Thomas Brown Assistant Professor in Polish Studies at Trinity College. Books are read in translation and no knowledge of Polish is required. This month's book is I’d Like to Say Sorry, but There’s No One to Say Sorry To (Rejwach) by Mikołaj Grynberg. English translation by Sean Gasper Bye. Booking information here.

Book launch: Paris 1935
6pm, Tuesday, 23 April

Please join us for the launch of Kathleen Shields' new translation from French into English of 'Paris 1935', by Jean Follain, an intimate portrait of the city and its 'ordinary' inhabitants.

You can find more information about this event and how to register at this link.

29-30 May 2024: International Conference
'What we talk about when we talk about Haruki Murakami's translators: their roles and significance'

This conference will take place at Waseda University Tokyo (29th May) and at Trinity College Dublin on 30th May. You will find the full programme details at this link. To register for the conference at Trinity College on Thursday, 30 May, please click here.

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