The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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The 12th International Seminar of Translators of Works by Leo Tolstoy and Other Russian Classical Authors at Yasnaya Polyana

__01August 26-28, 2017
Yasnaya Polyana museum-estate

This year, the seminar will be held jointly with the UNESCO Memory of the World program. The opening will take place on August 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room of the Yasnaya Polyana Hotel, in the administrative building. Ekaterina Tolstaya, director of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum, will open the seminar. The program of the seminar can be found HERE >>>

Over 30 translators and scholars from Russia, Belarus, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Macedonia, the Netherlands, the USA, Turkey, South Korea, and other countries will participate in the seminar. The program will include sessions, workshops, and round tables on issues related to translation theory and practice, and presentations of new editions of translations of Tolstoy‘s works and new publications about Tolstoy.

This year the seminar will begin with presentations by represenatatives of the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage program, “Memory of the World”; they will speak about the importance of translation for the preservation and promotion of world literary heritage. Leo Tolstoy‘s personal library at Yasnaya Polyana, which contains 22 thousand books, among them numerous translations of works by Leo Tolstoy, is included in the “Memory of the World” register.

The participants in the conference will also discuss challenges and special aspects of translating Tolstoy’s works into Arabic, Turkish, Hungarian, Korean, Tatar, and English; conveying Alexander Pushkin’s style in Spanish translations; the perception of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s texts in Arabic; publications of Mikhail Sholokhov’s works in Scandinavian countries; and other difficult and interesting issues of translating literary works. 
 

 
 
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