Word for Word: Participants
ModeratorRobert Lane Greene
Robert Lane Greene is a journalist based in New York. He is a correspondent for The Economist and writes for the magazine’s Johnson blog on language. His book on the politics of language around the world, You Are What You Speak, will be published by Random House in spring 2011. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Slate, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, and other publications.
PanelistN. Katherine Hayles
N. Katherine Hayles is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Literature Program, Duke University. She teaches and writes on the relations of literature, science, and technology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her book How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Literature, Cybernetics and Informatics won the René Wellek Prize for the Best Book in Literary Theory for 1998–99, and her book Writing Machines (2002) won the Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
Anthony Pym trains translators at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California and does research on the sociology of translation at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. He holds a doctorate from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and is the author of seven books in the fields of translation and intercultural studies.
Biljana Scott was trained as a linguist at the University of Oxford. She is a Senior Lecturer in Political Language and Public Diplomacy at the DiploFoundation (Geneva and Malta) and a Faculty Lecturer in Chinese Linguistics at the University of Oxford. She runs workshops on language and diplomacy for a variety of clients, ranging from the European Commission and international ministries of foreign affairs to the private sector.