ALTA45 Roundtable: Advocating for Translators: The 2022 PEN Translation Manifesto in Action

ALTA45 Roundtable: Advocating for Translators: The 2022 PEN Translation Manifesto in Action

ALTA45 Roundtable: Advocating for Translators: The 2022 PEN Translation Manifesto in Action

We propose a roundtable to serve as a forum to discuss translator advocacy, the ethics and values of the contemporary translation community, and how to engage translators, publishers, and editors in a dialogue about cultural and linguistic norms and their impacts on the translation publishing world. The newly completed 2022 PEN Translation Manifesto, which is now ready for use by members of the U.S. translation community ‚Äčand beyond, will serve as a jumping-off point from which to launch our discussion. An update of the 1969 PEN Translation Manifesto, the 2022 document renews and recalibrates calls for change in publishing, academia, and now the digital sphere and articulates what we want to see shift in the future, particularly in terms of gender and racial equity.