From Royal Society to the 2020 Olympics: Transcultural Symbolic Languages
Edward Tenner, Rutgers University
September 16, 2019 · 12:00 pm-1:30 pm · 144 Louis A. Simpson Building
Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication
Previous translation lectures have focused on the richness of metaphor and the challenges and rewards if affords translators and their readers. Beginning in the seventeenth century a powerful countercurrent has appeared: suspicion of the ambiguity of language and a search for an alternative symbolic system to purify thinking and break down cultural barriers.