In Epiphany Term, the strand will host a talk by Professor
Gisèle Sapiro, Director of Research at the Centre national de
la recherche scientifique and Director of Studies and Vice
President for International Affairs at the École des hautes études
en sciences sociales. Her research has explored among other
topics the notion of the responsibility of the author and how
asymmetrical political and economic relations structure literary
markets. Professor Sapiro will draw on her work on the sociology
of translation and international cultural exchange.
In Easter Term, Todd Reeser, Professor of French and Director
of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the
University of Pittsburgh, will lead a workshop drawing on his
award-winning book, Setting
Plato Straight: translating ancient
sexuality in the renaissance
. This event will be co-organised with
Dr Jennifer Ingleheart of Durham’s Department of Classics and
Ancient History. Broadly speaking, the workshop will explore
the reciprocal structuring of translations of classical texts about
sex and the social organization of “sexuality,” a particularly
fraught relationship given the incommensurability of ancient,
early modern and modern forms of sexuality which also diverge
widely depending on geographic location and social strata
among other variables.
All events will be open to the public. It is the organisers’ hope
that the conversations sparked by these events will provide the
impetus for further, more broadly collaborative endeavours.
For additional information please contact Dr Marc Schachtermarc.email@example.com .