“An Encounter with Korean Poetry and Fiction through Translation”
The Literature Translation Institute of Korea is hosting the 2021 Online-Offline Bilingual Readings of Korean Literature in nine cities from May to October. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Bilingual Readings, which was launched in 2017. Starting this year, Bilingual Readings has been reorganized into an annual event of the Seoul International Writers Festival with the twin goals of spatially expanding the festival, which had been limited to Seoul, to the rest of the country and communicating with people from a wider range of age groups through Korean literature to ultimately increase the readership of literary works.
Bilingual Reading events “Yeok-si (Translated Poetry)” and “Yeok-seol (Translated Prose)” bring Korean poets and novelists together with translators to read their works in both Korean and foreign languages. The events were designed with the intent to inform the Korean public of the current state of Korean literature, which is being translated into various languages for readers around the world.
This year’s Bilingual Readings will introduce children’s and young adult literature and writers to the public and also provide opportunities for reader participation, such as events for local high school and college students to translate Korean literature into foreign languages and to read their translations.
We ask for your interest in the Bilingual Readings, where you will be able to appreciate the depth of Korean and foreign languages.
“Korean Literature with the World”
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, which was launched in 1996 to share Korean literature that reflects the essence of Korean culture with the world. In celebration of the 25th anniversary, LTI Korea will host an exhibition on Korean literature in the world.
With the theme of “Yeok: The Place (驛) We Come Together through Literature by Connecting Languages (譯),” we hope to introduce the diverse values of Korean literature shared between generations and across the world, exchanges of literary traditions with countries around the world, stories from translators, the importance of fostering future generations of translators, and the futuristic ways in which print-oriented literature can communicate through various media and technologies.
Korean literature, written in Korean, a language spoken by about 80 million people,has crossed the language barriers and was introduced to readers all over the world through quality translations. Through these efforts, the world is now abuzz with the “Korean Wave of Literature.”
The path of globalization of Korean literature that we have walked so far has been made possible through the efforts of numerous writers, translators, and publishers, and at the end the path were readers who understood and appreciated the beauty, sensitivity, novelty, and intricacy of Korean literature.
Going forward, LTI Korea will continue taking big leaps toward the growth and mutual exchange between Korean and world literature.
Website : https://www.ltikorea.or.kr/25th
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