Found in Translation: How does Italy Travel?

c072062a-c62c-4da7-8265-fbebde09c174What continues to attract Australian writers to contemporary Italy and how do they present the country in their novels? The image of Italy that emerges in the works of authors such as Peter Robb, Robert Dessaix and Paul Carter is certainly different from that which dominated the writings of previous generations of Australian travellers. In Found in Translation: How does Italy Travel?, a talk at the Italian Institute of Culture (233 Domain Rd, South Yarra) on Thursday 17 Sept at 6.30pm, Roberta Trapè from the University of Melbourne will address these issues, followed by a discussion with the writer and artist Paul Carter (RMIT) on what is ‘found’ in translation when Australian authors write about Italy. The event is presented in partnership with the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne and supported by the Macgeorge Bequest. Entry is free and light refreshments will be provided: booking is essential.

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