The Author-Translator in the European Literary Tradition

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The Author-Translator in the European Literary Tradition

  • 28 Jun 2010 — 1 Jul 2010

This conference seeks to reassess the importance of translation for European writers – both well-known and less familiar – from antiquity to the present day. It will explore why authors translate, what they translate and how they translate, as well as the links between an author’s translation work and his or her own writing. The conference will map out the phenomenon of the author-translator in Europe on a large scale for the first time. Panels of special interest to Germanists include ‘Post-War German Writers’, ‘German Poets’, ‘Contemporary Austrian Writers’, ‘German Drama’ and ‘German Shakespeares’. There will also be a special session, sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum, with authortranslator Sissi Tax.

Speakers from Austria include Wolfgang Pöckl (Innsbruck) and Michaela Wolf (Graz). The conference is organised by Dr Hilary Brown and Professor Duncan Large (Department of Modern Languages, Swansea University).

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University of Swansea

Department of Modern Languages
Swansea, Wales