Translation in History Lecture Series – Professor Theo Hermans (UCL)

Publication date: Jan 7, 2013 11:55:46 AM

Start: Feb 21, 2013 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 21, 2013 7:30:00 PM

Location: UCL Christopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium

Professor Theo Hermans (UCL)

Title: Early Modern Translation: Etienne Dolet and the Humanist Temper

Etienne Dolet's The Way to Translate Well From One Language into Another (1540), the first general treatise on translation in a western vernacular, reads like a collection of commonplaces on the do's and don'ts of translation. It can however be seen in a very different way, not just as a polemical piece (as already Glyn Norton proposed) but also as a window on Early Modern concepts and practices of translation. I will contextualise Dolet's treatise by highlighting the tradition of word-for-word translation and setting this tradition against the emergence of Humanist views on translation from Leonardo Bruni to Erasmus and John Christopherson.


Lectures are free to attend but booking is recommended.

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