In celebration of International Greek Language day, join us for a ZOOM presentation by Professor Patricia Barbeito. She will talk about the main issues that have shaped her work as translator over the past 17 years: experimental writing, the many registers of Greek language, and the complications of translating idioms and spoken language across cultures.

Professor Barbeito has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. She is Professor of American Literatures at the Rhode Island School of Design and a translator of Greek fiction and poetry. 

Her full-length translations include Menis Koumandareas’s Their Smell Makes Me Want to Cry (Birmingham Modern Greek Translations, 2004); Elias Maglinis’s The Interrogation (Birmingham Modern Greek Translations, 2013) which was short-listed for the 2014 Greek National Translation Award and granted the 2013 Modern Greek Studies Association’s Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize; Tatiana Averoff’s Portrait of the Politician as a Young Man (Peter Lang, Byzantine and Neohellenic Studies, 2018); M. Karagatsis, The Great Chimera (Aiora, 2019); Amanda Michalopoulou’s God’s Wife (Dalkey Archive, 2019) which was short-listed for that year’s National Translation Award in the US.

She is the recipient of a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship to translate M. Karagatsis’s Junkermann. Her translation of Christos Chomenidis’s Niki is forthcoming from the Other Press.

The Consul General of Greece, Ioannis Stamatekos, will offer opening remarks.

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