Translation into Theatre and the Social Sciences

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The University of Oxford, Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation, the British Comparative Literature Association, the Oxford Theatre and Performance network, the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, and St Hilda’s College are supporting the conference on 'Translation into Theatre and the Social Sciences'.

Click here to register by the 1 June 2017

Day 1: Friday 16th June 2017

10.00-10.30 Registration, coffee and welcome from the organisers

10.30-11.30 Lorna Hardwick (Open University) – Translating Greek drama to the modern stage: hot spots and agencies

11.30-13.00 – Translating Genres I: Tragedy

Stephe Harrop (Liverpool Hope) – Translating Tragedy’s Agonistic Space

Laura McKenzie (Durham) – ‘The Raw Dream’: Shell Shock and Anthropological Classicism in Ted Hughes’s Oedipus

Fabiana Lopes da Silveira (University of Campinas) – Brazilian Voices in the Making: Paulo Pontes and Chico Buarque’s Take on Euripides’s Medea

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Translating Genres II: Comedy

Erin K. Moodie (Purdue University) – Translating Metatheater in Ancient Comedy: Insights from the Social Sciences

Maddalena Giovannelli (State University of Milan) – Beyond the Exegetical Equipment: Translating Comedy on the Italian Scene

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.30 Carole-Anne Upton (Middlesex University London) – Ways of seeing through translation and performance

16.30-18.00 Theoretical Approaches I : The Pragmatics of Theatre Translation

Ketaki Datta (Bidhannagar Government College) – Raatmohona: Children of Midnight on the Backdrop of Social and Political Paradoxes

Robert Stock (Warwick) – Celebrity translators in the theatre – marketing tools or cultural facilitators?

Kerem Demirtaş (Ege University) – The Aesthetics of Non-Translation in Theatre

19.30-20.30 Dinner at St Hilda’s College, Vernon Harcourt Room

Organising Committee:

Cédric Ploix, Sarah Grunnah, Giovanna di Martino, Cécile Dudouyt

Click here to view Day 2: Saturday 17th June 2017


Comparative Criticism and Translation

Contact name: Cedric Ploix
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Audience: Open to all