Book at Lunchtime: Prismatic Translation

Colourfu spines of old books, overlaid with the cover of Prismatic Translation and a large circle containing the words 'Book at Lunchtime'

Due to overwhelming demand, the TORCH team have decided to run this Book at Lunchtime discussion as a live-streamed event.

Here is the link for the live-stream:


Join us for an online TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on Prismatic Translation, edited by Professor Matthew Reynolds

Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held fortnightly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to all.

About the book:

Translation can be seen as producing a text in one language that will count as equivalent to a text in another. It can also be seen as a release of multiple signifying possibilities, an opening of the source text to Language in all its plurality. 

Matthew Reynold’s volume explores prismatic modes of translation in ancient Egypt, contemporary Taiwan, twentieth-century Hungary, early modern India, and elsewhere. It gives attention to experimental literary writing, to the politics of language, to the practices of scholarship, and to the multiplying possibilities created by digital media. It charts the recent growth of prismatic modes in Anglophone literary translation and translational literature; and it offers a new theorisation of the phenomenon and its agonistic relation to the ‘channel’ view. Prismatic Translation is an essential intervention in a rapidly changing field.

Panel includes:

Professor Marilyn Booth

Dr Stefano-Maria Evangelista

Professor Nicola Gardini