This talk starts from the work done in the 1980s on women in translation, then labelled feminist translation, and explores the effects this period had on the developing discipline of Translation Studies. It goes on to trace how the implementation of the term "gender" watered down the focus on women in translation, and examines the reflection of this trend in publications on the topic. Finally, it returns to the 2011 book, entitled Translating Women and looks forward to an upcoming book tentatively titled Translating Other Women.
Luise von Flotow received her PhD in 1991 from the University of Michigan and is currently Professor and Director of the School of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Ottawa.
She is the author of Translation and Gender: Translating in the Era of Feminism (1997) and editor of Translating Canada (2007) and Translating Women (2011), and she has published English translations of German and French literature.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by Rackham Centennial Alumni Lectures and the Department of Comparative Literature.