Translation in the Middle Ages

1 March 2017

The Medieval Translator

‌From 15 - 18th March, Dr Ian Johnson will be attending the 11th Cardiff conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages, The Medieval Translator: Medieval Translations and their Readership, hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the ÖAW Institute for Medieval Research in Vienna.

Ian will be speaking on 'Rendering Readers' Soulscapes: Variant Translation of Interiority in Late Medieval English and Scottish Literary Culture’. His paper addresses the issue of how in late medieval English and Scottish literary culture each choice of translation - down to the smallest preposition, modulation of tone or shift of voice - affects the configuration of reader interiorities, especially in contemplative, meditative or allegorical works.

See the event page for more information.