Jewish Studies/Middle Eastern Studies/Comparative Literature
LOVE IN TRANSLATION: POETICS OF DESIRE ACROSS CULTURES
DR. DANIEL BEHAR | SPRING 2020 | 2 HOUR JWST 24.06/MES 16.37/COLT 19.02
Literary traditions of the Near East possess an extensive corpus of writings that enact and speak of the importance of erotic feelings, accessible to most of us only in translation. But if articulations of love "translate" unspeakable thoughts and desires in the first place, what happens to these articulations when they are re-translated and move across cultures?
We will examine key intersections of love and translation, compare and contrast old and new translations, and become acquainted with key problems in translation theory.
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