Meena Kandasamy is a poet, writer, activist and translator. She has been visiting scholar/author in residence at the University of Kent (Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow), Newcastle University, University of Iowa, Hong Kong Baptist University, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and the University of Hyderabad. She holds a PhD in socio-linguistics from Anna University Chennai. She will talk about ‘Translation and the taboo of sex in the case of the Thirukkural’, a Tamil text from the 3nd century BC.
Mamta Sagar is a poet, playwright and lecturer at the University of Bangalore, Centre for Kannada Studies, Jnana Bharathi Campus. Her doctoral thesis from the University of Hyderabad focussed on the field of comparative literature, “Gender, Patriarchy and Resistance: Contemporary Women’s Poetry in Kannada and Hindi (1980-2000)”. She will talk on ‘Translating poetry and politics beyond linguistic spaces’.
Join the authors also in a reading ‘‘New poetry from India’’ with Welsh poets Hywel Griffiths and Eurig Salisbury
24 June 2015, 6pm Waterstones, Aberystwyth
This event is supported by Wales Arts International and Literature Across Frontiers.
The Research Centre for Cultural Translation is part of the Institute of Literature Languages and Creative Arts, which includes the academic departments of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Welsh, English and Creative Writing, European Languages and the School of Art.