Celebrate Asymptote's 5th Anniversary in Belgrade
Belgrade - Apr 28, 2016
featuring Slavica Miletić, Aleksandra Mančić, and Đorđe Božović.
Asymptote's fifth anniversary celebration in Belgrade, hosted by Ana Pejović of Krokodil Festival, and Mirza Purić, Asymptote's Bosnia and Herzegovina editor-at-large, took place just before Orthodox Easter. The city was quiet and the streets almost empty as people either stayed in, or headed out of town for the holidays. Still, about twenty literature enthusiasts gathered at the UK Parobrod, a prominent arts and culture venue in the city centre, to see our panellists. After a short presentation of Asymptote's history and mission, the discussion ramified in several directions: centre-periphery dynamics in world literature, translation as a means of escaping the national scene, translating up-and-coming writers vs. established names, the subversive potential of translation in the Balkans, how translations travel across the new national borders in the region, translating between the languages of mutually hostile nations, etc.