Join the School of Languages and Cultures for a public lecture titled "Promiscuous Reading - Living and Loving between Languages", presented by Professor Jeffrey Angles. 


All are welcome to attend this free event at The University of Queensland. Please register your attendance by Thursday 2 August 2018. 

Note: As places are limited, we recommend that you register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 


In The Happy Life published in 1896, Charles W. Eliot wrote, “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” But can’t books be lovers as well?  In this presentation, Professor Jeffrey Angles, who teaches Japanese literature at Western Michigan University, will talk about his own experiences, first as a literary scholar and translator, then later as a poet, taking books as friends, counselors, teachers, and lovers.  He will discuss the motivations behind his own award-winning translations, including Forest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako and The Book of the Dead by Orikuchi Shinobu, and he will also talk about the ways that his experiences as a translator inspired his own collection of Japanese-language poetry Watashi no hizukehenkōsen (My International Date Line), which won one of Japan’s most prestigious prizes for literature in 2017.


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