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Russian Censorship in Ukraine: The Dark Side of Translation

Translation in Ukraine has been a target of Russian censorship for centuries. Lada Kolomiyets explains.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public

Under the czars in the nineteenth century, censors deliberately impeded efforts at fostering Ukrainian national identity. Under Communism in the twentieth, translation became a vehicle of total Russification. In post-Soviet Ukraine, translation remains a mighty weapon of the information wars.

Kolomiyets, Harris Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College, is a widely published scholar on the long history of translation as censorship in Ukraine. A poet-translator and member of the National Writers Union of Ukraine, she is a scholar of comparative literature and Slavic studies and is Professor of Translation Studies at Shevchenko National University in Kyiv.

Wednesday, January 18, at 5 pm in Rocky 3. This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Political Economy Project.

For more information, contact:
Henry Clark

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