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Rencontre littéraire : Mireille Gansel

Wednesday 14 August 14:00-15:00


Rencontres littéraires
Beyond the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Institut is happy to offer visiting French authors a relaxed and intimate atmosphere in which they can meet Francophone audiences and talk about their works in their mother tongue. All events are free, but ticketed and reservations are strongly suggested.

Mireille Gansel is a French scholar and poetry translator, mostly working with German and Vietnamese texts. Some of her publications of note are Chants-poèmes des Monts et des Eaux (Editions Sud-Est Asie/Unesco, 1986) and Eclipse de l’étoile de Nelly Sachs (Editions Verdier, 1999). Associated with the Ecole de la paix in Grenoble, she has worked with the musician and philanthropist Yehudi Menuhin and has supported educational and cultural initiatives abroad, such as with Roma communities in Hungary and Romania and with Pomaks in Bulgaria.

Renowned British translator Ros Schwartz will participate in this talk to share her thoughts and feelings about Gansel’s works. In an interview for BookBlast Diary, she explained Translation as Transhumance has a "special place in [her] heart":

"It’s a project that I championed and found a publisher for, both here and in the USA (Les Fugitives in the UK and The Feminist Press in America), and whose theme resonates strongly with me. The French is exquisite, and I owed it to the author, Mireille Gansel, to produce a translation worthy of the original".

Event Details

Rencontre littéraire : Mireille Gansel
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 | 14:00
In FRENCH | FREE, but reservations are strongly suggested

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salles Boulez (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salles Boulez are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

Bookings
Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt diplomatie.gouv.fr

IFE Membership and Discount Rates
While this event is free and open to all, the Institut programmes many members only events and offers discounted member rates at other events. Find out more about becoming a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

Edinburgh International Book Festival
At the EIBF, Gansel will be participating in Words without Borders, an event with Marek Kohn, which looks at how translation can help bridge a divided world. She will discuss her most recent book, Translation as Transhumance, a lyrical meditation on the act of learning another language, forged in resistance to the Nazi ideology she grew up with.
Thursday 15 August, 10:30 - 11:30 | Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre | £8 (£6 conc.)

Photo montage: Bookblast.com

Institut Français Écosse 2019