Teaching and supervision
My work in this area focuses on social systems theory and self-reference, and on theoretical
and methodological issues in translation studies.
Ed. The Manipulation of Literature. Studies in Literary Translation, 1985; Translation’s Other, 1996; Translation in Systems, 1999; The Conference of the Tongues, 2008. Articles and contributions to books.
Here my research focuses on the discourse on translation in prefaces and treatises
in various languages in Early Modern Europe, with special attention to metaphorical ways of speaking
about translation and the exploration of key terms and concepts.
Outcomes: Studies over Nederlandse vertalingen, 1991; Door eenen engen hals.
Nederlandse beschouwingen over vertalen 1550-1670, 1996. Articles and contributions