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Roland the Hero

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  • UserJohn DuVal, James E. and Ellen Wadley Roper Professor of Creative Writing and Translation at the University of Arkansas.
  • ClockWednesday 07 February 2018, 13:00-14:00
  • HouseCombination Room, Wolfson College.

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In the epic Song of Roland, although some of Rolands’s words and actions are ridiculously wrong-headed, the views of him from other characters, even the traitor Ganelon, display Roland as generous and lovable. I will be referring to questions I asked myself and choices I made while translating the Roland while a visiting fellow at Wolfson, 2010-11.

John DuVal is the James E. and Ellen Wadley Roper Professor of Creative Writing/ Translation at the University of Arkansas. He has received two translation awards from the Academy of American Poets and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. His latest book, The Song of Roland, which he translated while a visiting fellow at Wolfson, was a finalist for the 2013 PEN -USA Translation Award. Since then he has lectured, from a translator’s point of view, on various aspects of The Song of Roland in Washington, D.C.; King’s College, Cambridge; Christ University, Bengalore; Dublin; and Durham.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series - Wednesdays of Full Term series.

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