New Paltz Assistant Professor’s Subject is Vaclav Havel and the Politics of Translation
Michelle Woods is launching her book about Václav Havel, Censoring Translation: Censorship, Theatre and the Politics of Translation, at the Butterfield Library this Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. Havel was one of the foremost human rights figures of the last century; a playwright who led the peaceful Velvet Revolution to overthrow Communism in the ex-Czechoslovakia. His plays, though, had a troubled translation history into English and the book looks at why, and whether the plays have been overtly politicized and fundamentally misunderstood in the West. Woods is a Cold Spring resident and an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY New Paltz.
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