School of Languages & Cultures - French Taster session

This online taster session will give you an insight into what it's like to study French at university. You'll have the chance to hear from our French academics, participate in a taster lecture and engage with current French undergraduates.

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Translation and Truth

The Italian phrase traduttori traditori is usually taken to refer to the impossibility of a perfect translation, with the translator always somehow a ‘traitor’ to the original text and its context.

This talk explores the importance of good translation, and how a translator’s hubris can lead to misrepresentations in the history of decolonisation, and even get murderers off the hook.


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For informal enquiries please email tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk

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