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18:00 - 19:30 27 March 2014

Translation in History: The Translation of a Saint: Santa Rosa de Lima


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

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

Speaker information

Stephen M. Hart, Professor of Latin American Film, Lit. and Culture, UCL, Stephen M. Hart (Ph.D., Cambridge University1985, Ord. al Mérito, Perú 2004, Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru, 2004) is a specialist in Latin American literature, film and culture. He is General Editor of Tamesis and founder-director of the Centre of Cesar Vallejo Studies. Stephen Hart is also the Director of aDocumentary Film-Making Project in Cuba and Director of the London World Film Festival held annually at the Bloomsbury Theatre since 2006.

Santa Rosa de Lima (1586–1617), patron saint of Peru and the Philippines, inaugural saint of the Americas, devoted herself to a life of prayer. She was beatified on 15 April 1667 and canonised on 12 April 1671, one of the quickest canonisations in history. This lecture looks at the role played by translation in the canonising transformation of the original testimonies (recorded in Spanish) into the first official biography written in Latin, Vita mirabilis et mors pretiosa venerabilis sororis Rosae de Sa. Maria Limensis (1664), by the enigmatic Dominican friar and master of the English Province, Leonardus Hansen.


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


Translation in History Lecture Series