Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Translating Iberian Literature: Dr John Rutherford

TRANSLATING IBERIAN LITERATURE Translation Workshop (11:00) and Research Seminar (16:00) by Dr John Rutherford (Emeritus Fellow, The Queen’s College, Oxford)

Dr John Rutherford (Emeritus Fellow, The Queen’s College, Oxford) POETRY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP ORB.132 – 11:00 am–1:00 pm The translation of poetry: Antonio Machado’s ‘A un olmo seco’, Joan Alcover’s ‘Desolació’ and Darío Xohán Cabana’s ‘Aquelas noites mornas e sombrías’ A consideration of different approaches to the translation of poetry: the reproduction of form at the expense of content, the reproduction of content at the expense of form, the attempt to reproduce both form and content. Poems in Castilian, Catalan and Galician will be considered, but knowledge of these languages is not strictly required, as English translations will be provided. RESEARCH SEMINAR ORB.124 – 4:00 pm The wretchedness and the splendour of translation: a retrospect Thoughts about my career as a translator, beginning with Leopoldo Alas’s La Regenta (Penguin Classics, 1984).

Category: Conferences: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 11:00 and 16:00
Location: O'Rahilly Building 1.32 and 1.24
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Martín Veiga
021 490 2108

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