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Literature & Translation

Hello there! You’re looking well. Apart from the obvious. But I’m sure that can be—anyway. It’s LitBits! In which - this week—James ‘Kidd’ Kidd and Adam ‘Kidd’ Smyth are joined by Dr Dennis Duncan to muse over literature and translation. What is translation? What happens when Shakespeare’s To be or not to be’ turns Japanese? Can Finnegans Wake be written in Basic English – and what has this to do with Sex and the City? Join our polyglot podders as they tussle with Dan Brown, John Keats, Aphex Twin, Lydia Davis, Stieg Larsson, Humpty Dumpty and Die Hard (‘where are my detonators?’). [First broadcast on Resonance FM.]

Dennis Duncan is a Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. He’s currently writing a book about indexes. It’s not clear whether this book will itself has an index.

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