Word-Bridges: Translation
in Ireland 1700-1900

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Friday 20th February 2015
Room THB-G010, Hardiman Research Building,
NUI Galway, Ireland

{ Organised by Dr. Anne O’Connor & Dr. Lesa Ní Mhunghaile }

Conference Programme

9.00-9.30 Registration and welcome
9.30-11.00 Session 1 (Chair: Feargal Ó Béarra)
  • Andrew Carpenter (UCD)Translation and imitation in Restoration Ireland.
  • Liam Mac Mathúna, (UCD)Bilingual Scholarship in Dublin, 1700-1750: The Role of Translation in Tadhg Ó Neachtain’s Oeuvre
  • Joachim Fischer (UL): 18th and 19th century translations in Ireland: The German dimension
11.00-11.30 Coffee
11.30-12.30 Keynote Michael Cronin (DCU): The Empire talks back: Translation tales for the coming times. (Chair Lorna Shaughnessy)
12.30-13.00 Launch of Irish translators in the nineteenth century database
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Session 2 (Chair Anne O’Connor)
  • Michele Milan (NUI Galway) ‘“The West’s Awake”: Translating from Connaught and for the Nation – Eva, Thomasine and John Blake Dillon’
  • Mary Phelan (DCU) Court Interpreters for Foreign Languages 1810-1900
  • Sabine Strümper-Krobb (UCD)‘Abuse’ and ‘mutilations’ – George Egerton and the first English translation of Knut Hamsun’s Sult
1530-16.00 Coffee
16.00 – 17.00 Session 3 (Chair Mel Boland)
  • Ciaran McDonough (NUI Galway): ‘Death and Renewal’: Translating Old Irish Texts in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
  • Cormac Leonard (TCD) and Teresa Lynch (TCD): “Interpreters and Deaf People in Irish Courts, 1815 – 1924”.
17.00-18.00 Keynote Ann Thomson (EUI, Florence) “Translators as historical actors in the long Eighteenth Century” (Chair Lesa Ní Mhunghaile)
18.00 Book launch Sabine Egger (ed.), Cultural/Literary Translators – Selected Irish-German Biographies (Irish-German Studies 9). Trier: WVT, 2014


Note: There is no registration fee for the Symposium. Any questions about the event can be sent to the conference organisers Anne O’Connor (anne.oconnor@nuigalway.ie) or Lesa Ní Mhunghaile (lesa.nimhunghaile@oegaillaimh.ie)

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Group photo

In Association With

  • Moore Institute
  • NUI Galway
  • Irish Research Council