Ian Johnson to speak at conference on ‘The Medieval Translator’

From 15th to 18th March 2017 Ian Johnson will be attending the Eleventh Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages, The Medieval Translator: Medieval Translations and their Readership, hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences/ÖAW, Institute for Medieval Research, Vienna. Ian will be speaking on “Rendering Readers’ Soulscapes: Variant Translation of Interiority in Late Medieval English and Scottish Literary Culture”. This paper addresses the issue of how in late medieval English and Scottish literary culture each choice of translation — down to the smallest preposition, modulation of tone or shift of voice — affects the configuration of reader interiorities, especially in contemplative, meditative or allegorical works.