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18:30 - 20:00 3 March 2016

Biography as networked action: James S. Holmes, poetry translator


Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6 | UCL Institute of Archaeology (link Map)
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
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Dr Francis Jones, Francis Jones is Reader in Translation Studies at Newcastle University. He teaches on translator and interpreter training MAs, and his research focuses on poetry translation. He is also a poetry translator from Dutch, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and other languages: he has published 23 translated and co-translated books, and has won 14 poetry translation prizes.

Dr Francis Jones discusses James S. Holmes (1924–1986), a founding father of translation studies, and one of the main Dutch-English poetry translators and poetry-translation editors of his generation. This talk uses his poetry translation career as a case study of a 'dedicated expert' – someone who devotes their working life to transmitting poetry between two languages.


Dr Geraldine Brodie
+44 (0)20 3108 1317 | g.brodie@ucl.ac.uk


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