CORVALLIS, Ore. - The second lecture in Oregon State University's 2009-10 Horning Lecture Series, "Translation: Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures," will be given by Michael Henry Heim, on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room on campus.

Heim published his first translation, a collection of Chekhov's letters, in 1972 and has regularly published translations of contemporary and classical prose and drama from a number of languages ever since. He will speak about how he was attracted to translation, how he learned the languages he translates from, and how he chooses the works he translates.

Heim is a professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he has taught for more than 35 years. He has received numerous fellowships (including Fulbright and Guggenheim) and translation prizes, and served on translation juries for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the PEN American Center, and the Goethe-Institut. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Horning Lecture Series is made possible through the support of the Horning Endowment in the Humanities. For more information, contact the History Department at 541-737-8560 or visit

Events are free and open to the public.

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Elissa Curcio, (541) 737-8560