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Translation and the Disciplinary Development of Rhetoric

Centre for Translation (July 25, 2011)

SEMINAR SERIES : Translation seminar series

LENGTH : 116 min.
ACCESS : Open to all
SUMMARY : While a rhetorical perspective on translation has started to attract scholarly attention, translation's impact on the disciplinary development of rhetoric remains unexplored by practitioners in the fields concerned. Even a cursory look into rhetoric's long history, however, would turn up much evidence of translation's crucial role in shaping up the conceptual and institutional contours of the art of persuasion. And questions such as "how key rhetorical concepts became translated from one language into another" or "when and what seminal texts were rendered available interlingually to rhetorical practitioners in different cultural contexts" actually point us to a more intelligent understanding of the way rhetoric has been constituting itself as an important area of studies.  [Go to the full record in the library's catalogue]

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