Armenian Papers: fact, fiction and translation in the Monastery of San Lazzaro

27 January 2016 1.00pm 1.30pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Dr Dennis Duncan, Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book

Description

The Armenian Monastery of San Lazzaro, in the lagoon of Venice, has been a centre for translation since the late eighteenth century. It was only natural, therefore, that it should provide the setting for Harry Mathews's Armenian Papers, a set of English poems based on a medieval Armenian manuscript, stolen from the monastery.

This talk considers the poems and their backstory - how much is true and how much is invention? - and what they have to tell us about the possibilities of translation. 

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

Booking

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