Austin Woerner: “Cultural Resonance: Translating the Landscapes of the Imagination”

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  • Time: 12-1pm
  • Location: Michael Sadler Building, level 4 foyer
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For the first of our Centre’s Research Salon series in 2023, we’re delighted to welcome Austin Woerner to discuss both his translation practice and his academic work.

Austin is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Duke Kunshan University and previously taught at the Sun Yatsen University in Guangzhou. His published translations include two volumes of poetry, Doubled Shadows: Selected Poetry of Ouyang Jianghe and Phoenix, and a novel, The Invisible Valley, by Su Wei. From 2011 to 2014 he served as English translation editor for the innovative, bilingual Chinese literary journal Chutzpah!

Su Wei was a featured author on our Book Club in 2018, and you can read more about his work and Austin’s translation of The Invisible Valley here.