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Friday, September 3 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Panel: Tolkien in translation

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Tolkien’s works have been translated into a wide variety of languages. As a translator of several pieces from Old and Middle English himself, we can see from some of Tolkien’s letters to his editors that he had given serious consideration to how his work should be translated, especially in the case of names, and particularly in those languages he was most familiar with. Join us in this panel, where translators, as well as Translation Studies scholars, will discuss the challenges of translating the works of JRR Tolkien, how the translations to different languages have been assessed, the need for retranslations on a periodic basis, as well as the strategies behind the translation of Tolkien criticism.
Panelists: Marcel Aubron-Bülles, José Manuel Ferrández Bru, César Martínez, Alicia Matz and Arden Smith

Moderators
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Martha Celis-Mendoza

Universidad Iberoamericana
Martha Celis-Mendoza (Mexico, Universidad Iberoamericana) is a lecturer and translator; she holds a PhD. in Hispanic Literatures and an MA in Translation, both from El Colegio de México, and a BA in English from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a dissertation... Read More →

Speakers
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Alicia Matz

Alicia Matz began her PhD career at Boston University in the fall of 2017. She earned her BA in Classics in 2015 from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and her MA in Classics from Rutgers University in 2017. Her research interests include Augustan literature, politics... Read More →
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Marcel Aubron-Bülles

Independent scholar
Marcel Aubron-Bülles is the author of thetolkienist.com, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You c... Read More →
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José Manuel Ferrández-Bru

José Manuel Ferrández Bru, independent scholar (Spain)  José Manuel has been involved during the last thirty years in tasks of dissemination and research on Tolkien's life and work, first as founder and first chairman of the Tolkien Society of Spain and subsequently publishing... Read More →
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Arden Smith

I'm interested in everything related to Tolkien, but especially his invented languages and writing systems, as well as translations of his works.


Friday September 3, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)