The purpose of the two-day workshop, which will take place on 6-7 October 2022, is to jointly explore the field of investigation set out by the SPP subproject „Translation Semantics in Early Modern German Narrative Literature“ (Dirk Werle and Fiona Walter, Department of German Studies, University of Heidelberg) at an early stage. In search of an Early Modern theory of translation, participants will examine ‚proto-theoretical‘ semantics of translation (terms, metaphors, figurations and discourses) in Early Modern German narrative literature. Of interest for this are, firstly, paratexts (prefaces, dedicatory poems, etc.) of translated narrative literature as well as, secondly, fictional scenes of or related to translation within narrative texts. Additionally, the workshop is specifically intended to serve as a networking event for young researchers (doctoral, post-doctoral as well as master students of Early Modern German Studies).