Interested in becoming a translator or interpreter? CALA has a variety of program options suitable for students who are new to the industry, established professionals looking to expand their skill sets, or anything in between.
Applications are now open for the new online Diploma in Professional Translation (available in 5 language pairs: A>E, E>S, S>E, F>E, and language-neutral) and Diploma in Professional Legal or Medical Interpreting (available in Chinese/English and Spanish/English)! Please see our website for more information: https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/diplomas/language-and-translation.html
We are also offering a variety of online Career Advancement courses in Translation in more than 7 language pairs, including English to Portuguese:
TRAN1-CE9777001 Arabic to English Legal Translation
TRAN1-CE8576001 English to French Technical Translation
TRAN1-CE9979001 English to Portuguese Legal Translation
TRAN1-CE8826001 English to Spanish Medical Translation
TRAN1-CE9600001 French to English Translation of Contracts
TRAN1-CE9023001 German to English Automotive Translation
TRAN1-CE8035001 Spanish to English Translation for Marketing and Advertising
No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, there’s no doubt that we are currently in some of the most turbulent political times since the 1960s. It seems everyone is doing what they can to speak out about their political beliefs, and of course artists are no exception to that. One group of artists, which includes CALA studio art professor Meera Thompson, are currently putting together an exhibition called …Or Curse the Darkness: Atlantic Gallery Artists Respond to Our Moment.
The exhibition takes its name from a saying that was most famously invoked by John F. Kennedy: “Light the candle or curse the darkness.” The purpose of the event, then, seeks to shed a light on the current situation and provide people with the means to understand the modern world through art.
The show will take place at the Atlantic Gallery from May 16th to June 3rd. The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and stays open later on Thursdays, when you can view the exhibition until 8 p.m. There will also be a panel of art historians and critics Robert C. Ferrari, James M. Saslow, Marisa Lerer, and Amara Magloughlin on Thursday, June 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. You can also click on the poster above to see the full list of artists and other information.
You also have the chance to learn from one of the artists, as Meera Thompson is teaching two courses this summer: Drawing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Drawing Techniques for Art Specialists. While neither is overtly political, you can use these classes as a jumping off point to begin your own projects that allow you to light your own candle.
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Are you bilingual and interested in becoming a translator? Take a CALA course in one of 7 language pairs this summer!
TRAN1-CE8008001 Introduction to CAT and Terminology Management (language-neutral)
TRAN1-CE7000001 Introduction to Translation (language-neutral)
TRAN1-CE9733001 Arabic to English Translation of Governmental & International Documents
TRAN1-CE9185001 English to Portuguese Technical Translation
TRAN1-CE8838001 English to Spanish Commercial Translation II
TRAN1-CE8827001 Spanish to English Translating Financial Topics
TRAN1-CE8154001 French to English Technical Translation
TRAN1-CE8500001 English to French Translating for Human Resources
TRAN1-CE9067001 German to English Technical Translation
An extraordinary panel of translators and writers celebrated Jenny McPhee’s new translation of Natalia Ginzburg’s novel, Family Lexicon, last Friday at Casa Italiana. The panel, composed entirely of women, was moderated by historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat, and featured Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein, Giovanni Calvino, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, and Jenny McPhee. As a surprise guest, Natalia Ginzburg’s daughter, Alessandra Ginzburg, also joined the discussion.
Natalia Ginzburg’s stories of her family were woven throughout the panelists wonderfully collaborative and enticing discussion about the art and science of translation. Among the many ideas explored were Jhumpa Lahiri’s vivid descriptions of climbing into the basement of the novel to examine the mechanics of a writer’s language. Jenny McPhee described Ginzburg’s writing as deceptively simple in style but extraordinarily complex in meaning, using uncomplicated language to reveal layers of meaning.
Casa Italiana had a full house with an overflow room to accommodate as many guests as possible. The conversation, and the stories each woman told, to illuminate their relationship to writing, language, and to mining the depths of another’s writing when translating, were riveting. The serendipitous timing of McPhee’s translation of Lessico Famigliare was not lost on the panel, or the audience, given its relevance to our current political climate.
To find out more about translation and literature, you can look through CALA’s course offerings for the summer semester and register today:
- Introduction to Translation
- Introduction to CAT and Terminology Management
- Reading Dante’s Inferno
- Literature for the 21st Century
- American Noir Novels
- Detective Narratives: From Sherlock Holmes to Inspector Morse and Beyond
- Bob Dylan: American Culture’s Defiant Prophet
- Greek Lyric Poetry
- John Galsworthy’s Forsyte Saga: Men and Women in the Edwardian Age
And for those of you who are serious about learning the art of translation, we also offer an MS in Translation.
Lastly, you can check out more of the pictures from the panel below courtesy of Suzanne Kaplan-Fonseca. Thank you all for such an inspiring event!
Join our Spring 2017 Acting in the Zone class as students perform their end-of-semester scenes and monologues. The event is happening at the Producers Club, 358 W. 44th Street at 8 p.m., and will have two performances: Friday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 7th. The event is free to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The performers this year are Jay Burstein, Candy Dato, Rafael Domenech, Susan Fields, Caroline Husted, Dennis Karagovalis, Therese McGinn, and Maxine Steinhaus.
If you want to get in on the action in the future, you should also check out our theater, music, and acting courses over the summer:
This NYUSPS Summer 2017 information session on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6pm will include information on CALA’s courses in the humanities, arts, filmmaking, producing, interior design, graphic design, motion graphics, 3D design/printing, writing, publishing, foreign languages, translation, and interpreting as well as courses across SPS–everything from hospitality and real estate to medical coding. Apart from learning more about NYUSPS Professional Pathways courses and Diploma programs , the session will provide guidance on course selection and an opportunity to speak with our in-house experts about your professional and personal goals as they relate to our course offerings.
What’s more, those who attend this session will qualify for a 10% noncredit tuition discount. This offer must be redeemed by May 10th (restrictions may apply/not all courses are discountable).
For more information and to register, click here.
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15 Barclay Street (bet. Broadway and Church Street)
New York, NY
Summer 2017 Courses Now Available:
Arts – studio art, art history & architecture, photography, arts administration,appraisal studies, fashion, art business
Design – 3D design and product development, graphic design, interior design
Film – filmmaking and producing, film studies, film and tv writing, audio and visual effects
Humanities – history, literature, philosophy & religion, theater, music, acting, communication, New York City metropolitan studies
Languages – Spanish, Arabic, Swedish, and more
Publishing – editing, book publishing, magazine and website publishing
Translation and Interpreting – legal, medical, simultaneous, consecutive, transcreation, literary media
Writing and Communications– professional writing, journalism, creative nonfiction, fiction & poetry, writing for screen and stage
Annie Heminway, CALA’s Advanced Creative Writing: French instructor, has been an international literary advisor for the Montreal Literary Festival Blue Metropolis for over 15 years. At this year’s festival, she will be hosting creative writing workshops with her NYUSPS students and other American and Quebecois participants at the Montreal Hotel 10, in presence of three renowned French writers. More information on each workshop can be found below.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN?
Thursday, April 27, from 3: 30 to 4:30 PM
The protagonist of Marcus Malte’s novel is a nameless mute boy, constantly on the run. The boy’s odyssey, a quest for human benevolence lasting three decades, from 1908 to 1938, takes the reader on a journey throughout France. In Le garçon, a story of initiation which also a highly critical chronicle of a specific period in French history, Malte uses a novel type of language to create a philosophical and political vision of life, adding a musical dimension to his style: “Liszt saved him, but Mendelsohn brought him happiness.”
Writing workshop, led by Annie Heminway, in the presence of Marcus Malte, recipient of the prix Femina for 2016
OF EXILE AND COURAGE
Friday, April 28, from 9:30 AM to 12:30
In Romain Gary s’en va-t-en-guerre, as in L’exercice de la médecine, Laurent Seksik blends individual destinies and History, also shedding light on his protagonist’s inner life. l’Histoire. Walking in Romain Gary’s shoes, Seksik illuminates the eminent writer’s struggle to imaginatively transform his father’s painful absence into a spectral presence. Furthermore, Seksik suggests that the key to Gary’s genius, his exaltations, and despair may be found in the figurative presence of his absent father.
Writing workshop, led by Annie Heminway, in the presence of Laurent Seksik, recipient of the Parisien’s best French novel 2013 award and the prix littéraire de Psychanalyse, 2014.
REMEMBERING THE COLORS OF OUR CHILDHOOD
Saturday, April 29, from 9: 30 AM to 12: 30 PM
How do we remember colors, in all their sociopolitical, physical, symbolic, literary, and artistic manifestations? Writing with charming spontaneity, Michel Pastoureau nostalgically traces the history of color in France, from the 1950s to the present. How do we, accustomed to a seemingly infinite variety of colors, remember the colors of our past. This book is a dream in which we will see the colors of our memories.
Writing workshop, led by Annie Heminway, in the presence de Michel Pastoureau, recipient of the prix Médicis for essays in 2010
BEING A FIREFIGHTER: AN ARDENT LIFE
Sunday 30 April 30, from 9 :30 AM to 12 :30 PM
Try to imagine—if this is not your profession professional firefighter—a firefighter’s heroic life. You are a fifteen-year veteran in Montreal’s Firehouse 15. You have witnessed many tragedies. You have extinguished a fire at Avenue du Parc, you have fiercely struggled to contain a forest fire in the Laurentians, you have helped many people—and cats—whose names you have forgotten. Looking back your career, you recall many powerful moments, painful and joyful. Relying on a few excerpts which will be provided, you will—unconstrained by the traditional regularities of time and place– recount a memorable experience, writing in the first person, or retelling an imaginary colleague’s story.
Workshop led by Annie Heminway in the presence of firefighters/aspiring writers celebrating Montreal’s 375th Anniversary.
View the full festival program here: http://bluemetropolis.org/2014festival/
Want to learn French or sharpen your creative writing skills in English? Take a course at CALA this summer!
Annie will also be offering a new French course this Fall–stay tuned for details!
Join us on Friday, May 12th at 6pm for a special screening of The Price of Desire, a film about the Irish architect, furniture designer, and pioneer of the Modern Movement, Eileen Gray. The film tells the “controversial story of how Eileen Gray’s influential contribution to 20th century architecture and design was almost entirely wiped from history by the egotistical ‘Father of Modernism’ Le Corbusier, and of how her relationship with philanderer Jean Badovici (Le Corbusier’s promoter by way of his influential architectural publication L’Architecture Vivante) further fuelled the rift between the two architects, both personally and professionally, consigning her legacy to a century of neglect and long-overdue recognition.” The film was written and directed by Mary McGuckian and stars Orla Brady, Vincent Perez, Francesco Scinanna, and Alanis Morissette. The screening will be moderated by Victoria Shaw-Williamson, an appraiser specializing in fine and decorative arts and a specialist at 1stdibs, a leading online marketplace for design, art, and collectibles.
Date/Time: Friday, May 12th, 6-9pm
Location: 19 University Place
Free with RSVP: tinyurl.com/CALASP17FILM
The next film in the Spring 2017 film series “A View from a Broad” is Woman, Demon, Human which will be shown at the National Opera Center on April 26th:
Summer 2017 Courses of Interest:
This past Wednesday, CALA hosted a special reading of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons in conjunction with Emmy-nominated instructor John Erman’s spring course “Arthur Miller: America’s Playwright.”
Erman directed Broadway actors Blair Brown (Copenhagen) and Brian Hutchinson (Man and Boy) in a reading of the classic drama, which tells the story of a post-war family who must overcome the effects of a dark family secret revealed while mourning the loss of their son—a soldier who went missing in action during the war.
See photos from the event below.
Take a summer course in Theater or Literature with CALA!