Humboldt Translation Workshop Series: Toronto 2023
with Professor Martin Revermann
October 12 to 14 at UTM
Funded by Professor Martin Revermann’s Humboldt Research Prize, this workshop is the second of three investigating the history, theory, and methods of translating Latin and Greek into modern languages. As Professor Revermann explained, translation is at the very core of the discipline of Classics, but Classicists have rarely taken translation practice as a serious subject of inquiry in its own right, and this working group is setting out to change that. Participants include a team of graduate students, alumni and faculty of UofT Classics, along with colleagues from the University of Giessen in Germany and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. The first workshop took place this past spring in Giessen, Germany, and the final workshop of the series will take place in Pisa in the spring of 2024.
Professor Revermann Bio
Martin Revermann is a classical philologist and cultural historian, with particular interests in theatre (especially ancient Greek and 20th-century European theatre), translation, religion, lyric poetry (both ancient and modern), the history of science as well as modes of comparatism. Specific areas of research include performance criticism, iconography and sociology of Greek drama; the cultural history of Greek theatre from antiquity to the 21st century; the history, theory and practices of translation (esp. that of Greek and Latin texts); the role of theatre and performance in the history of science; and exploring the interfaces between theatre and religion. Major focal points of his have been Greek comedy (notably Aristophanes), tragedy as a dynamic art form as well as the work (both dramatic and lyrical) of Bertolt Brecht. His research (and graduate teaching) therefore integrates Classics, Theatre Studies, Comparative Literature, German Studies and History.
Participation in this workshop is by invitation only. If interested, please contact Martin Revermann (firstname.lastname@example.org).