Matthew Reynolds

The World of Translation

Matthew Reynolds

Talk: The World of Translation

In this talk, we are joined by Prof. Matthew Reynolds, professor of English and Comparative Criticism, Tutorial Fellow at St. Anne's College at the University of Oxford, and author of Oxford University Press' "Very Short Introduction" on Translation. He introduces his audience into the word of translation from the point of view of a writer and a scientist, highlighting a broad range of aspects of the subject and discussing the different perspectives one can have: How is the "failure" of a machine to correctly translate a text different from the "artistic license" of a human writer who translates an ancient piece of literature in non-standard grammar?

Matthew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds is a Professor of English and Comparative Criticism and a Tutorial Fellow, St Anne's College, Oxford. His research investigates how literature germinates between and crosses languages; in translation as a creative process, especially as it involves Italian, French, the classics and the many languages of English.

Translation: A Very Short Introduction

In this Very Short Introduction, Matthew Reynolds gives an authoritative and thought-provoking account of the field, from ancient Akkadian to World English, from St Jerome to Google Translate. He shows how translation determines meaning, how it matters in commerce, empire, conflict and resistance, and why it is fundamental to literature and the arts.

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