Call for Papers: The Translation of Scholarly Medievalist Works into English: Funding and Practice
Call for Papers Deadline:
Interested parties are asked to submit papers for a special session on "The Translation of Scholarly Medievalist Works into English" for the 2004 International Medieval Conference held in Kalamazoo Michigan.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that knowledge of modern (European) languages has decreased over the past 20 years: English-speaking medievalists (and their students) are less ready to read foreign-language works and their libraries less willing to buy them. This cuts off the work of many European medievalists to their North American confreres and makes the world of medieval studies smaller and poorer as a result. Translation offers one way of addressing this problem. The proposed how-to session would aim to share the experience of publishers and translators of works in medieval studies in organising, funding and undertaking translations of European-language works (monographs and reference works) so that they can be shared with the wider medievalist community. The organisers would attempt to include presentations by a publisher and two scholar-translators, with a handout (from Brill) on sources of funding.
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