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18:00 - 19:30 21 February 2013

Translation in History Lecture Series: Early Modern Translation: Etienne Dolet and the Humanist Temper


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
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Theo Hermans, Professor of Dutch and Comparative Literature, UCL

Dolet's The Way to Translate Well from One Language into Another (1540), the first general treatise on translation in a western vernacular, reads like a collection of commonplaces on the do's and don'ts of translation. It can however be seen in a very different way, not just as a polemical piece but also as a window on Early Modern concepts and practices of translation. The lecture will contextualise Dolet's treatise by highlighting the tradition of word-for-word translation and setting this tradition against the emergence of Humanist views on translation.


Felicity Stafford
0207 679 1350 | f.stafford@ucl.ac.uk


Translation in History Lecture Series