Dynamics of Neo-Latin and the Vernacular

CSNL Symposium “Neo-Latin and Translation”

Cambridge Society for Neo-Latin Studies

2010 Symposium

Neo-Latin and Translation

Clare College, Cambridge

Monday 20-Tuesday 21 September 2010

The focus of this year’s symposium is the theory and practice of translation in the Renaissance. The symposium seeks to balance interests in translation into Latin, both from the learned languages (for example, from Greek, Hebrew and Arabic) and from the vernacular, with the translation of original Latin writings of the period into the vernacular. What, for example, were the linguistic and rhetorical problems facing translators, and how did these differ with the nature of the text translated? What purposes did translation serve as it moved texts between and within reading communities? The symposium also wishes to engage with the theory of translation as it relates to these practices.

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