IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1212: Rethinking Medieval Translation, II

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Emma Campbell, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth M. Tyler, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 1212-aQueer Translation in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Ruth Evans, Department of English, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Sexuality
Paper 1212-bTransvestism, Gender, and Translation
(Language: English)
Emma Campbell, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Sexuality
Paper 1212-cConverting the Saracen, Translating Race: The Miracles de Nostre Dame and the Vies des Pères
(Language: English)
Victoria Turner, School of Modern Languages - French, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Pagan Religions
Abstract

Medieval translation has been a productive area of scholarly investigation for several decades. Research on medieval multilingualism and cross-cultural contact nonetheless increasingly suggests that traditional notions of translation as a process of meaning-transfer between texts in different languages needs rethinking. Showcasing recent alternative approaches to translation, these sessions explore such issues in connection with various medieval vernacular languages (English, French, Occitan, Italian), while also offering opportunities to discuss new directions for research.