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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.

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