Dr Hilary Brown gives invited talk in Poland

Dr Hilary Brown, Lecturer in Translation Studies in the Department of Modern Languages, was invited to participate in a two-day international workshop on ‘Feminism and Gender in Translation’ at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznán, Poland (13-14 April 2018).

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The conference was organised by Professors Luise von Flotow (Ottawa) and Hala Kamal (Cairo).

Feminism and Gender in TranslationDr Brown spoke on women translators in early modern Europe, which is linked to the research she is doing this year as a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. More women were active as translators during the Renaissance and Reformation than at any previous time in history, but there is little consensus about what this signifies. Dr Brown showed how the study of this period challenges us to rethink the role of gender in translation history.

Her article ‘Women Translators in Early Modern Europe’ is due to appear in the Routledge Handbook of Translation, Feminism and Gender, ed. Luise von Flotow and Hala Kamal (2020).