The Copeland Center at Amherst College is planning a year long colloquium, Words in Transit: The Cultures of Translation. The colloquium “seeks to foster a global multimedia dialogue on the role translation plays in contemporary culture." The events and the film series, which will be hosted by the Amherst Cinema, are open to the public.
Profile of Edith Grossman, one of the most successful translators of Spanish and Latin American literature.
According to this article in CNN Money, the hottest job skill is fluency in a foreign language and the training in translation and interpreting skills to use this fluency to help mediate across language barriers.
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