Programs for Sep 1-30

September 5, Quarterback Luncheon via Zoom – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tom Tropp is our Quarterback on Tuesday (not Monday), as we reopen virtually after the summer recess. Delays in our improvement projects will postpone in-person events until the Club Dinner on Friday, September 22.

September 11, Monday Quarterback via Zoom – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Franklyn Rogers is our Quarterback.

September 18, Monday Quarterback via Zoom – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Palmer Hartl is our Quarterback.

September 22, Friday Club Dinner, starting with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Speaker is Vincent Kling. His topic – Craft, Culture, and Common Sense in Literary Translation: A Bridge to Meaning.

By popular demand, in response to his February presentation on modernist literature, Vincent Kling is back at the Inn to speak during National Translation Month, a tribute to a field sometimes devalued in academic circles. He will offer his views on the insight and intuition needed for the translator to succeed – to find an equivalence that expresses the spirit or tone of an original text. This is no rule- bound process; equivalence is often the opposite of literal rendering. Dr. Kling will offer examples from his own work to show how these choices are made and (timely observation) that no translation program or AI platform can do what an actual translator can do.

Vincent Kling is a professor of German and French at La Salle University and an award-winning translator from German. He has published essays on experimental techniques in modernist fiction, on the persistence of literary tradition, on detective fiction, and naturally on the craft of translation. His translation of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s The Woman without a Shadow, in both its forms as drama and novella, will be published later this year. Currently he is translating the complete fairy tales of Wilhelm Hauff, to be published by New York Review Books in 2025.

September 25, Monday Quarterback Luncheon – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Roberta Kangilaski is our Quarterback, in person at the Inn.

September 28, Thursday Luncheon Roundtable – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Speaker is Carlos Obrador. His topic is U.S.–Mexico Relations: Friends, Allies, Partners, and Neighbors.

As Mexico’s head consul in Philadelphia since 2019, Carlos Obrador Garrido Cuesta brings broad experience in service to North America – in particular, to Mexico, Canada, and the United States. His career as a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1997 has encompassed worker protection, cultural affairs, trade promotion, and tourism. Highlights include his service in Toronto as head of the Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program at the Consulate General, in Ottawa as head of the Office of Trade Promotion and Tourism at the Mexican Embassy, and in Boston as Deputy Consul General and Cultural Attaché at the Consulate General.

Consul Obrador holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences. He was born in Xalapa, capital city of the state of Veracruz and a place known as the original home of jalapeño peppers.

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