Boston University offers a fascinating lecture series on translation every spring, and it’s open to the public! Writers and translators for all different languages describe their process and challenges, and field questions from students and other attendees. If you’re interested in the many ways that translation (and by extension, language learning) is an art, especially between languages that are not closely related, for which there is sometimes no path to convey the original meaning, this is a wonderful lecture series to check out. Last year all the lectures were offered on Zoom, and that may happen again this year. Check the website in January to find out.
You can also view most of the past lectures going back many years here. This is truly a wonderful resource.