A 'World' of Translation
In his proposed seminar, Prof. D'Haen will try and relate recent translation and world literature studies with an eye to gauging what they might contribute toward studying European literature(s)and identity/ies as evolving, or devolving, concepts. He will draw upon relevant secondary (theoretical) materials and upon literary examples drawn from various periods in European history.
Professor Theo D'Haen
University of Leuven, Belgium
Theo D'haen is Professor of English, American and Comparative Literature at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He is one of the leading scholars of World Literature, Comparative Literature and Translation Studies in the world. He has single authored 10 monographs and (co-)edited more than 45 book volumes on a wide range of topics in these fields. His most recent monographs include American Literature: A History (Routledge, 2014) and The Routledge Concise History of World Literature (Routledge, 2012). Together with David Damrosch, he co-edited the book, 'A World History of Literature' (Blackwel, 2017). He is also the editor-in-chief of the prestigious journal European Review (published by Cambridge University Press).