Anne Carson and Alexander Nehamas on “The Question of Translation”

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Carson and Nehamas discuss the principled limitations of translation, what it omits and what it distorts. They also look at the political effects of these limitations, examining, as an example, the skewed translation of Joan of Arc's testimony and how it was used in her own trial, ultimately condemning her to death.

  • Featured Speaker Anne Carson Distinguished Poet-in-Residence New York University
  • Featured Speaker Alexander Nehamas Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities Princeton University