Distinguished Visitor: Prof Rainier Grutman

Public lecture by ClaRA (Translation Studies) Distinguished Visitor

Tuesday 16 February 2016, 4-5pm.

Room: MB504

Speaker: Prof Rainier Grutman, University of Ottawa

“1616-2016: What does ‘Gilles’ Shakespeare tell us about translation?”

Because he is one of the most translated authors (and arguably the most retranslated author) in Western history, William Shakespeare is a very good starting point for a discussion of translation. By looking at a few of the very many French versions of his major plays that have been produced in the past three centuries (of Hamlet and Macbeth, in particular), we will be able to lay bare some of the most fundamental yet often overlooked features of translation, both as a form of linguistic re-enunciation and a cultural intervention.

Any queries, contact Dr Olga Castro: o.castro@aston.ac.uk