Early Modern Translation: Theory, History, Practice
A Spring Conference organized by
Karen Newman (Brown University) and Jane Tylus (New York University), with Kathleen Lynch (Folger Institute)
With Funding from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Translation was a primary mode of cultural transmission in early modern Europe. Over the last decade, the concept of translation has expanded to encompass not only linguistic translation, but what has come to be called cultural translation, and work on translation has greatly enriched early modern literary and historical studies. In response to these exciting developments, this conference will encompass early modern translation theory, competing vernaculars, the transmission of classical culture, translation and gender, translation and empire, the translation of sacred texts (including the reception of the Koran in Late Christendom), and two case studies focusing on Ovid and Cervantes.
Speakers: Peter Burke (Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge) and Margaret Ferguson (University of California at Davis) will deliver plenary addresses. Additional speakers will include Anston Bosman (Amherst College), Thomas E. Burman (University of Tennessee), Gordon Braden (University of Virginia), A.E.B. Coldiron (Florida State University), Line Cottegnies (University of Paris, III), Barbara Fuchs (UCLA), Edith Grossman (New York, NY), Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex), Heather James (University of Southern California), Ann Rosalind Jones (Smith College), Lszl Kontler (Central European University, Budapest), Jacques Lezra (New York University), Carla Nappi (University of British Columbia), Naomi Tadmor (Lancaster University), and Michael Wyatt (Stanford University). Papers will address not only issues in the translation of specific texts, but also the translation of genres, traditions, and cultures within and beyond Europe.
Schedule: All day, Friday and Saturday, 4 and 5 March 2011. Visit the Institute's website for a provisional schedule.
Apply: 7 January 2011 for admission and grants-in-aid. Support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation extends eligibility for grants-in-aid to scholars at U.S. institutions. Those interested should apply via the Institute's online application process for travel and lodging: www.folger.edu/institute.
Register: Those not applying for grants-in-aid may register through 18 February 2011 (assuming space remains.)
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