St Jordi 2017: From English to Catalan, and Vice Versa: A conversation about poetry, traveling and translation

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Celebrate Sant Jordi's Day in Hyde Park 4/19-22! In celebration of the unique and book-loving Catalan holiday, we are thrilled to host Miquel Àngel Llauger and Jaume Subirana in conversation with Alba Girons Masot on "From English to Catalan, and vice versa: A conversation about poetry, traveling and translation."

For more information on this year's Sant Jordi's events lineup, click here.

Presented in partnership with the Joan Coromines Chair of Catalan Studies, the UChicago Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Institut Ramon Llull

At 57th Street Books

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About the discussants:

Miquel Àngel Llauger comes from Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands. A former politician, he teaches English at a high school. He is a poet and a translator: he has translated into Catalan the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters and Edward Lear’s A Book of Nonsense. He is a member of Catalan PEN, and webmaster of Veu Lliure (, the organization’s blog for free speech.

Jaume Subirana, Associate Professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Fulbright Scholar this semester at the University of Chicago, is a poet and translator. He is the translator into Catalan of Fahrenheit 451, a number of lyrics for musical theatre, and the poetry of Seamus Heaney, Gary Snyder, Robert Louis Stevenson or R.S. Thomas.

Together, Llauger and Subirana have recently translated for the first time into Catalan the US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser (b. 1939,

Alba Girons Masot is the Catalan Lecturer at The University of Chicago. She got her PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). She was born in Barcelona, but in the last few years she has lived, studied and worked in France, Germany, Italy, and the US. Before coming to Chicago she taught Catalan Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.
Chicago 60637