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Second candidate visit for classics position

February 6, 2011


Second candidate visit for classics position

The second of candidate for the tenure-track position in classics will be visiting campus today.

Akira Yatsuhashi will present “Xenia and Other Untranslatable Words: Reflections on Twenty Years of Translation” from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today (Monday) in the Logan Room on the second floor of the Wright Museum of Art.

Yatsuhashi received a B.A. in history from Beloit College in 1992, a Master’s degree in comparative literature from Dartmouth in 1998 and a Ph.D. in classics from Duke University in 2010.

This presentation will explore some of the problems and issues one faces when translating between cultures, and why we still need guides and translators beyond Babelfish, Google Translate, and other such burgeoning technologies. It will draw
on examples from classical antiquity, the world of film, and personal experience.

Feel free to contact Kosta Hadavas (, Ellen Joyce
(, or Catherine Orr ( with any
thoughts you may have after attending Yatsuhashi’s presentation.