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Evenings with an Author: Translators Connie Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
29 May 2019 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
Constance and Sheila both attended Douglass College (Rutgers University) in the 1960s and have been friends and working partners ever since. With degrees in linguistics, they both have had long teaching careers at Sciences Po. Their publications include English grammar books (e.g., My English Is French), a Disney video series for French children (Magic English); the American politics explained, Focus on American Democracy; and several French cookbooks on American food. All along, they have been translating from French to English: social science, art, and feminist writings.
Their major and life-changing work is the translation into English of Le deuxième sexe, by Simone de Beauvoir. They will be talking about their translation and the new ideas and developments that it has sparked.
Photo by Alison Harris