Discussion Group: Translation and Gender

In a joint event with OCCT Review, we hosted one of the journal’s contributors, Eleonora Colli, who discussed her review of Transgender, Translation, Translingual Address by Douglas Robinson. In his 2019 book, Transgender, Translation, Translingual Address, Robinson sets out on a quest “to understand the ‘translational’ or ‘translingual’ dialogues between cisgendered and transgendered people”. The book moves between queer, gender, and translation theory in order to create a practice of communication breaking away from binary restrictions of original and target languages. In this session we explored issues and debates centred around gender and translation that Robinson’s book elicits. Colli’s review is available here. In addition, the editors of the OCCT Review provided a brief introduction to the Review, and explained how students can get involved.

Eleonora Colli is a DPhil student at the Faculty of Classics, Oxford.