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Frederik L. Schodt Introduces His Latest Book

Frederik L. Schodt Introduces His Latest Book

Writer, translator, conference interpreter—always highly entertaining speaker—and author of numerous books about popular and esoteric culture Frederik L. Schodt will introduce his latest book, Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe, at two events in November:

“Book Break” at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on November 6 (Tuesday), 2012. Reservations are required.

JAT event November 10 (Saturday), 2012 “How an American Acrobat... more

Tokyo Event: Writing about Architecture and Design in Japan

Tokyo Event: Writing about Architecture and Design in Japan

Speaker: Naomi Pollock Place: Wesley Center (6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo). (Map) Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012 Time: 3:00–5:00 p.m. Attendance Fee: 1,000 yen for SWET members; 1,500 yen for non-members

For further information write to info[at]swet.jp.

Seasoned architectural writer and critic, Naomi Pollock, will discuss the making of her new book Made in Japan: 100 New Products (released September 18). She will speak... more

English-language Publishing for Japanese scholars Online Guide Project

English-language Publishing for Japanese scholars Online Guide Project

The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC), a clearinghouse for Japanese information resources, is developing an online guide to English-language publishing for Japanese scholars trained in and currently teaching and conducting research in Japan. The guide, which will be available in Japanese on the NCC website, will explain the differences in the publishing climates of Japan and... more

New Voices in Translation Studies Call for Papers and Ph.D. Abstracts

New Voices in Translation Studies Call for Papers and Ph.D. Abstracts

The editors of New Voices in Translation Studies are looking for article submissions and abstracts of recently completed and defended doctoral theses for publication in the next issue (May 2013). Please refer to the style guidelines, which can be accessed via www.iatis.org, and send articles and/or abstracts to newvoices@dcu.ie. The previous issue came out in May 2012.

New Voices in Translation... more

Tokyo: Writing Lessons from Entertainment Translation

Tokyo: Writing Lessons from Entertainment Translation

Speaker: Alexander O. Smith Place: Wesley Center (6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo) 東京都港区南青山6-10-7 (Map) Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Time: 3:00–5:00 p.m. Attendance Fee: 1,000 yen for SWET members; 1,500 yen for non-members; special student rate 500 yen

For further information write to info[at]swet.jp.

This talk will introduce a few concepts practiced in entertainment (e.g., game and fantasy fiction) translation. What goes on the... more

Flash! Flash Fiction Call for “Contemporary very short stories in English translation”

Flash! Flash Fiction Call for “Contemporary very short stories in English translation”

For the forthcoming anthology Flash Fiction International, W.W. Norton. Editors Robert Shapard, James Thomas, and Chris Merrill (Director, University of Iowa International Writing Program).

We are looking for contemporary very short stories in English translation, limit about 1,000 words. We usually reprint works already published; but will also consider original manuscripts.

We would be very grateful for networking help, leads to other’s... more