Translation and Travel by Fred Miller Robinson, PhD
Date and Time
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Manchester Conference Center Auditorium
San Diego, CA 92110
How and why do we translate other languages? How do we translate what we see when we travel to other countries? "Translation and Travel" will build a model for experiencing the foreign and for understanding the nature of culture.
Fred Miller Robinson received his PhD from the University of Washington and is a professor of English. He served as chair of the English department from 1991 until 2005 and has taught a variety of undergraduate courses including Modern Poetry, Modern Drama, Writing Autobiography, as well as a text course in modern drama to Globe/USD MFA students. His research focus has shifted from comic theory to cultural studies. Professor Robinson has written three books: The Comedy of Language: Studies in Modern Comic Literature; Comic Moments; and The Man in the Bowler Hat: His History and Iconography (a social history of modern life). In 2002, he received the Davies Award for Teaching Excellence.