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English Department Conference To Be Held November 8 - 10


Abby Knight
News Bureau


November 1, 2002 -- Jacksonville State University's English Department will be sponsoring a conference entitled "Travel and Translation in the Early Modern Period." The conference, which is free and open to the public, will be held November 8th through November 10th. Most sessions will be held on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library unless otherwise stated in the program.

"The program might be of some interest to those outside the English department," said Dr. CarmineDi Biase, associate professor of English at JSU. He explained that those interested or studying history or geography might also enjoy the conference.

Friday, November 8th

THE BIBLE AND THE CLASSICS

  • 9:00-9:45: "'If there is a hell, then Rome stands upon it': Martin Luther as Traveler and Translator," by Russel Lemmons
  • 9:45-10:30: "Fertile Ground: Erasmus' Travels in England," by Erika Rummel
  • 10:30-11:15: "Ethics, Travel and Translation: The Odyssey of Charles, Prince of Viana's Spanish Text of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics from Naples to Barcelona," by Francisco Arenas-Dolz
  • 11:15-12:00: "Aristotle's Moral Philosophy and the Question of Commensurability in BartolomÚ de las Casas's Apologetica historia (c. 1557)," by Nicolas Wey-Gomez
  • *** LUNCH: 12:00-2:00***
TOWARDS THE VERNACULAR

  • 2:00-2:45: "Across the Alps: an English Poet Addresses an Italian in Latin," by Stella Revard
  • 2:45-3:30: "Milton Translating Petrarch: Paradise Lost VIII. 521-614 and the Secretum," by Anthony Cinquemani
  • 3:30-4:15: "Travel and Translation in Shakespeare's The Tempest," by Jack D'Amico
  • 4:15-5:00 "Hero and Anti-Hero: The Peculiar Travel of Two Optimum Elizabethan Poets to the Fall of Troy through Book II of Vergil's Aeneid," Alan Hager
***SUPPER at THE VICTORIA with Complementary Presentation by Kelly Gregg on Early Maps and Map Makers***

Saturday, November 9th

ENGLAND AND ITALY

  • 9:00-9:45: "The Reconciling of Ancient and Modern: Thomas Hoby as Traveler and Translator," by Kenneth Bartlett
  • 9:45-10:30: "'A poor preasant off Ytalyan costume': William Bercher's English Translation of Lodovico Domenichi's La NobiltÓ delle donne," by Brenda Hosington
  • 10:30-11:15: "Writing and Lying: William Thomas and the Politics of Translation," Joseph Khoury
  • 11:15-12:00: "Early Modern Bilingual Dictionaries: The Traveling Lexicographer as Exile," by Carmine Di Biase
***LUNCH: 12:00-2:00***

THE OLD WORLD AND THE NEW

  • 2:00-2:45: "From Incan Realm to the Italian Renaissance: The Voyage of Garcilaso de la Vega el Inca's Translation of Leon Hebreo's Dialoghi d'Amore," by Jaime Nelson Novoa
  • 2:45-3:30: "The Translator Translated: Inca Garcilaso and English Imperial Expansion," by Maria Antonia Garces.
  • 3:30-4:15: "John Frampton of Bristol, Trader and Translator," by Donald Beecher
  • 4:15-5:00: "Early Anglo-American Attitudes to Native Indian Languages," Randall C. Davis.
***BANQUET with Complementary Lecture by Harry Holstein on De Soto. [Site to be announced.] ***

Sunday, November 10th

AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

  • 9:00-9:45: "Leo Africanus," by Oumelbanine Zhiri
  • 9:45-10:30: "Konrad Gruenemberg and the Holy Land," Kristian Aercke
  • 10:30-11:15: "Marlowe's Tamburlaine Plays and their Cultural Origins," by Howard Miller
THE ABUSES OF TRAVEL AND THE TRAVELER PARODIED

  • 11:15-12:00: "Travel and Pseudo Translation in the Self-promotional Writings of John Taylor, Water Poet," by Joanne E. Gates
Optional reading: "Translating the World: Truth and Fiction in Travel Writing," by Luigi Monga [Luigi Monga's essay has been submitted but he cannot be present for the conference. The essay might be read by one of the contributors, but only if someone else happens not to be able to be present. In any case, it will be distributed early on to all of the contributors.]

For more information contact Dr. Carmine Di Biase at (256) 782- 5411.




 


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