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Manga/Comics and Translation Symposium
This symposium invites scholars, translators, and professionals to discuss various processes and challenges of translating Japanese-language comics (manga) into English. It will illuminate the relatively invisible “work” of manga/comics translators, including their skills and challenges. In addition, the symposium will also highlight the specific nature of comics/manga medium. Unlike translation of text-based literary works, the translation of comics (manga) involved its media specific elements, including comics publishing conventions, reading orders, its formal nature (i.e. the image-word hybrid form), etc.
*The photos above are the covers of the manga titles translated by the invited guest lecturers/translators.
The invited guest lecturers/translators are:
– Dr. Mari Morimoto (DVM), a NYC-based translator of Japanese comics
– Dr. Ryan Holmberg, an art historian/translator (Duke University)
– Professor George Touris, an instructor (CUNY)
– Dr. Shige (CJ) Suzuki, Baruch College (Baruch College, CUNY)
Date: April 6th, 2017
Time: 12:40 to 2:05 pm (club hours)
Place: VC7-150 (Vertical Campus 7th floor #150)
The Vertical Campus is the “B” building of the map on the following website. Enter from the door located at the corner of East 24th and Lexington Avenue.
Please go to the following page and complete the registration. *Due to the limited availability of the seats, all attendees must register.
The event is open to all. Individuals who are not affiliated with Baruch College needs to present your ID to the security officer at the entrance.
Main Guest Speakers:
(1) Dr. Mari Morimoto
Osaka-born and Manhattan-raised, Mari never strayed far from urbanity until she spent nine years at Cornell. Actually, it’s Dr. Morimoto, whose “real job” as a big city veterinarian often wars with her “moonlighting” as a freelance manga translator. She got her foot in the door with VIZ Media through luck and circumstance, and since then has expanded her resume to include panelist, panel leader, Guest of Honor personal assistant and interpreter, and Guest of Honor at several northeast conventions. She has also contributed several articles to the English edition of SHONEN JUMP. A highlight of her translating career was meeting and rubbing elbows with Dragonball creator Akira Toriyama. As a child, she had the honor of meeting the late Osamu Tezuka. Her current titles are Naruto, Inuyasha, and Dragon Eye, but she has also previously translated Dragonball, Maison Ikkoku, One Pound Gospel, Knights of the Zodiac, and the DiGi Charat anthology.
(2) Dr. Ryan Holmberg
Dr. Ryan Holmberg is a Visiting Lecturer at Duke University, and an Academic Associate of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. As a freelance art historian and critic, he is a frequent contributor to The Comics Journal, Artforum International, and Art in America. As an editor and translator of manga, he has worked with Breakdown Press, Drawn & Quarterly, Retrofit Comics, and PictureBox Inc. His edition of Tezuka Osamu’s The Mysterious Underground Men (PictureBox) won the 2014 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Asia. He is also the author of Garo Manga: The First Decade, 1964–1973 (Center for Book Arts, 2010).
The symposium is organized by the Japanese program with assistance of Baruch Japan Club. It is sponsored by the Center for Global Partnership, the Globus Lecture Series and the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, and Baruch Japan Club.
It’s almost that time of year again! As the semester is coming to a close, we want to take the time to thank you for sticking with us this semester! Won’t you say it’s been a great year? Through game day, movie day, food day and various other events we’ve gotten to meet some great people. And with your help, we successfully hosted our 4th annual West Meets East, and Manga Symposium. We are looking forward to see what fun things we have in store for us in the future.
Let’s have some fun before the dreaded finals! Join us on Thursday, May 12 from 12:45 to 2:05 in room VC 10-165 for our End of Semester Party. Like always, there will be fun games, great food and interesting conversations.
Once again, to the members who has been with us for a long time, and new members who just joined, thank you for joining our family, it has been a great semester. See you soon!
Event: End of Semester Party
Time: Thursday, May 12, 12:45 – 2:05 PM
Location: VC 10-165
We hope you all enjoyed our study abroad session last week. This Thursday during club hours in room 11-165, we will be having our second Japanese Conversation Class with the Japanese Anime Asylum. As you may know, JCC is an event designed to help introduce students to the Japanese language as well as to help them improve their Japanese speaking skills. For this JCC, we will be collaborating with the Japanese Anime Asylum to teach you about anime phrases. Refreshments will be served as well. We hope to see you all there!
Event: Japanese Conversation Class #2
Date: Thursday, March 10th
Time & Place: 12:45-2:05pm, VC11-165
This Thursday during club hours, we will be having our first Japanese Conversation Class and GIM. JCC is an event dedicated to helping people learn and practice speaking Japanese with their peers, regardless of their skill level. Here’s your chance to practice your Japanese with other members. Refreshments will be served as well. We hope to see you all there!
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25th, 12:45-2:05 PM
Place: VC 10-165
We hope you’ve all had a great weekend! This Thursday, we will be having our second Japanese Conversation Class. JCC is an event dedicated to helping those who are interested in learning Japanese or are interested in improving on their Japanese speaking skills. Join us in our usual room, 10-165 from 12:45-2:05 PM. Feel free to invite your friends as well. Whether you’re a beginner, or you have more experience speaking Japanese, we hope to see you there!
Event: Japanese Conversation Class
Date and Time: Thursday, November 5th, 12:45-2:05 PM
Place: VC 10-165
Secretary Trainee | Baruch Japan Club
Want to learn a foreign language? Want to do it in a fully immersive environment? Wondering how to pay for it?
At this information session, we will explain the different scholarship opportunities for foreign language learning, discuss the application process, talk about preparing a competitive study abroad scholarship application, and give you tips on how to plan ahead—academically, financially and personally. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions. The discussion will focus on the U.S. Dept. of State’s Critical Language Scholarship and the opportunities available through the Boren Awards for International Study.
Time: Thursday, October 29th, 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Location: Room 3-125, William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
For more information contact: Valeria Hymas, Deputy Director, National & Prestigious Fellowships Advising, Fellowships@baruch.cuny.edu
We hope you all had a great weekend. With midterms approaching, why not take opportunity to relax a bit? This Thursday, October 22nd, in room VC 10-165 during club hours, we will be hosting our Nomikai event: Essentially a type of “drinking” game (Don’t worry, we won’t be using alcohol), here’s your chance to unwind have some fun! Refreshments will be served as well. We hope to see you there!
Date and Time: Thursday, October 22nd, 12:45-2:05PM
Location: VC 10-165
We will be having our first Japanese Conversation Class (JCC) this Thursday, September 24th in our usual clubroom, 10-165. JCC is an event dedicated to helping people learn and practice speaking Japanese with their peers, regardless of their skill level. If you are interested in learning Japanese, or are trying to improve your Japanese speaking skills, then feel free to join us. The theme for this class is “Travelling in Japan”. We hope to see you there!
Event: Japanese Conversation Class
Date and Time: Thursday, September 24th, 12:45-2:05 PM
Place: VC 10-165
Secretary | Baruch Japan Club
This new fund, created by a generous donor, has two main purposes: to assist students who wish to enroll in courses in the humanities* at Baruch but lack the financial means to do so; and to enable classes in the humanities at Baruch to participate in extra-curricular activities that enrich students’ intellectual experience and understanding of their coursework.
Funds are allocated by a committee lodged in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences that meets several times a year to review applications (see attached) by members of the Baruch community. Student applications for tuition support in the fall or spring semester should be made as early as possible in the registration process, preferably before the due date for tuition payment. Applications from faculty for course activity support should be made as early as possible, but worthy applications will be accepted until the last month of the semester in question.
Members of the committee for the academic year 2015-16 are Paula Berggren, Professor Emeritus of English; Susan Tenneriello, Associate Professor of Theater; and Boo Choi, Director of Administrative and Financial Services for the Weissman School.
Student grants will be credited directly to the Bursar to cover the funded cost of tuition, not to exceed $750. Funding for extra-curricular class activities will cover visits to museums, theaters, concerts, or other approved events; students will be expected to contribute a modest sum toward the costs of admission. Funding does not cover transportation or food and will be capped at approximately $40 per student.
*“The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.”
–National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended
It’s time for our first business oriented event of the semester! Join us this Thursday, September 17th in VC 10-165 for our JET Program Information Session. The JET Program provides graduates with opportunities to travel to Japan and work with local authorities as well as in schools in Japan. No prior Japanese language skills are required. Representatives from the JET Program (Japanese English Teaching Program) will be presenting their organization and answering any questions you may have. Refreshments will be served as well. If you are interested in working in Japan, then be sure to stop by!
Event: JET Program Information Session
Date: Thursday, September 17th
Time and Place: VC 10-165, 12:45pm – 2:20pm
Secretary | Baruch Japan Club