The Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) under its UGC-SAP DRS Programme, Phase-III is going to organize a lecture on ‘What is it to translate?’ by Prof Gayatri Chakarvorty Spivak.
The lecture is scheduled to be held on February 21, 2018 at 2.30 pm in the Dr M A Ansari Auditorium, JMI
Prof Gayatri is a renowned scholar from Columbia University, USA. She is an illustrious cultural and critical theorist. She is renowned for her translation of Derrida’s works into English and also for her path breaking essay ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ Her specialisation and prolific publications are in the fields of literature, politics of culture, feminism, Marx, Derrida, and globalization in the 19th and 20th centuries
At present, Professor Spivak is University Professor at Columbia University, USA. She has been the recipient of the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Italy, Rabindra Bharati, India, University of Paris VIII, and University of Chile. She was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Thought and Ethics, and the Padma Bhushan in 2013. This year, she was conferred the Lifetime Scholarly Achievement from the Modern Language Association of America.