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On Translating Greek Drama in Early Modern Europe (ca. 1400-1600) - 29/11/2019, Oxford (England)



FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 29/11/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Maison Française d’Oxford (Oxford, England)









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 Vulgarising 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, ca. 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 


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