On Translating Greek Drama in Early Modern Europe (ca. 1400-1600)

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 11:30am to 6:30pm

A one-day conference supported by APGRD, Maison Française d'Oxford, Université Grenoble Alpes and Université Paris 13.

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For more information, please email: giovanna.dimartino@classics.ox.ac.uk


10.30-11.00 Registration and Coffee 

11.00-11.15 Welcome from Fiona Macintosh and the organisers: Malika Bastin-Hammou (Grenoble), Giovanna Di Martino (Oxford) and Cécile Dudouyt (Paris 13)

11.15-12.15 –  Theorising ‘Volgarizzamento’
Chair: Cécile Dudouyt (Paris 13)
Giovanna Di Martino (Oxford): ‘Vernacularisation’ as Translation Theory in Early Modern Italy
Giulia Fiore (Bologna): Ἑρμηνέων ἑρμηνῆς. On Vulgarizing Greek Tragedy in the Italian Cinquecento

12.15-12.30 Coffee Break

12.30-1.30 Theorising Imitation I
Chair: Fiona Macintosh (Oxford)
Cécile Dudouyt (Paris 13): The Theory and Practice of Imitation: translated fragments in Lapéruse’s Médée (1556), Le Loyer’s Néphélococugie (1579) and Garnier’s Troade (1579) and Antigone ou la piété (1580)
Angelica Vedelago (Padua): Translating Greek Tragedy in Sixteenth-century Europe: Between Imitation and Competition

1.30-2.30 Lunch

2.30-3.30 – Theorising Imitation II

Chair: Micha Lazarus (Cambridge)
Alexia Dedieu (Grenoble): Ut carminum rationem in hoc scriptore densissimis tenebris inuolutam clarissima luce donaretur. Faire la lumière sur la métrique: Willem Canter éditeur d’Euripide
Lucy Jackson (Durham): Greek Tragedy Translated ad spiritum - George Buchanan's Baptistes sive calumnia (1577) and Sophocles’ Antigone

3.30-3.45 Coffee Break

3.45-4.45 – Theorising Translation Practices
Chair: Stuart Gillespie (Glasgow)
Malika Bastin-Hammou (Grenoble): On translating Greek Comedy, c. 1440-1550
Thomas Baier (Würzburg): Why translations? Melanchthon and Camerarius on translating Greek Tragedy

4.45-5.30 Plenary led by Stuart Gillespie (Glasgow)

5.30-6.30 Drinks Reception and Theatre Workshop with Estelle Baudou (APGRD, Marie Curie Research Fellow) – Performing Early Modern Translation