Translating André Bazin’s Film Criticism

Event time: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Humanities Quadrangle (HQ), 136 See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

How do translators bring to English-language readers of the 21st c. André Bazin’s classical style, extended metaphors, and ineffable elan? In the midst of translating 120 of his 2700 pieces— magisterial essays on cinema as well as reviews of forgotten movies—should “fidelity to the letter or to the spirit” be emphasized, as he asked about adaptation? Debating a few challenging instances, while looking at other extant translations, this roundtable will scrutinize translation as it converges with the mode of the essay and the genius of Bazin’s writing

With Dudley Andrew, Deborah Glassman, Nataša Ďurovičová
André Bazin on Adaptation: Cinema’s Literary Imagination (UCalif. Press, 2022)
André Bazin on Exploration and Documentary Cinema (UCalif. Press, in progress)

Moderated by Tadas Bugnevicius (Columbia Univ.)

Reception to Follow.