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18:00 - 19:30 24 October 2013

'No tincture of learning'?: Aphra Behn as (re)writer and translator


Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre | Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Alison E. Martin, Lecturer in German, University of Reading, Dr Alison E. Martin received her Habilitation in English and Comparative Literature from the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg in July 2013. She completed her B.A. in Modern Languages and PhD in German at the University of Cambridge and holds an M.A. in Dutch from University College London.

Aphra Behn (1640–89) was one of the foremost female writers and translators in Europe of her time. In this lecture, Dr Alison Martin (University of Reading) will explore how she styled herself as a translator of early scientific writing, before comparing her with British women working in the 18th and 19th centuries.


Dr Geraldine Brodie
+44 (0)20 7679 3117 | g.brodie@ucl.ac.uk


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