From Paraphrase to Public Speech: Translation in the Early Modern Classroom

Free Public Lecture

From Paraphrase to Public Speech: Translation in the Early Modern Classroom

Room 553
Arts West

Parkville campus

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Translation played a crucial role in the early modern and modern classroom. Premodern teachers and learners saw translation as an indispensable process for the learning of foreign or past cultures and languages. But we still know relatively little about how students actually performed translation, with what texts, with what purposes, and with what strategies. By examining early modern school textbooks and notes, this talk takes a peek at how the early modern teacher and student used translation in their classroom.

PresentersDr Andrea Rizzi

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