Birdsongs and Sonnets: Listening to Renaissance Lyric
20 November 2018, 4:15 pm–6:00 pm
With Dr Micha Lazarus (Trinity College Cambridge).
This event is free.
Dr Juliette Atkinson
Foster Court 239Malet PlaceLONDONWC1E 7JEUnited Kingdom
Translations are supposed to choose between rendering word-by-word or for the sense, ad verbum or ad sensum. But what if literary imitation could move along another axis - what if a poem could be written to sound like the original? A set of English translations and musical settings of Italian verse in the sixteenth century seem to work just like this.
No booking necessary; all welcome! The talk will be followed by drinks.
This event is organised by UCL English.