Dr. Yen-Mai Tran-Gervat (Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris), as Mercator Fellow of SPP 2130, offers a workshop for PhD students and postdocs to present and discuss the basic methodological problems of a modern history of translation. What distinguishes a translation history from a classical (national) literary history? What additional methodological questions and difficulties have to be considered? Ms. Tran-Gervat, as co-editor of the multi-volume French Translation-History (Histoire des Traductions en langue francaise), is intimately familiar with the issues involved. She will compare and discuss the most recent European projects of translation histories in France, England, Spain and Germany, among others, with their highly diverse approaches. In addition to an overview of the practice of translation historiography, the workshop will also provide an introduction to the state of the methodological debate.
For interested PhD students and postdocs of the SPP, the costs for travel and accommodation will be covered. Interested parties are welcome to register with Garda Elsherif (email@example.com).