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18:00 - 19:30 21 March 2013

Translation in History Lecture Series: "A Cosmopolitan Centre for Mankind": Translation in the German Romantic Tradition


Christopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge but registration required
Ticketing: Ticketed

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Dr Alison Martin, Lecturer in German Studies, University of Reading

Friedrich Schleiermacher’s seminal lecture ‘On the Different Methods of Translating’ (1813) defined translation in terms of a binary opposition between foreignisation and domestication which echoed through many discussions of translation theory and practice in early nineteenth-century Germany. I will contextualise Schleiermacher’s essay by considering its relationship to language politics in this period and by reflecting on its relevance for Romantic debates about translation and power, identity and nation.


Felicity Stafford
+44 (0)20 7679 1350 | f.stafford@ucl.ac.uk


Translation in History Lecture Series