All presentations are in English unless otherwise noted.
The Easy Readers are adapted versions of well-known literary works, such as John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. The process of adaptation consists in rewording the vocabulary and simplifying the sentence structure, as well as transmuting some of the more difficult passages of the original into illustrations. The speaker has authored or revised thirty of the English Easy Readers and will give an account of the work involved and discuss how the Easy Readers first came into being in the darkest days of World War II as a link in the European resistance to Hitler's dictatorship.
(Related Sessions: Preconference Seminars (Seminar G), What is an Aorta? How to Become a Specialist Translator)