Many people still regard the King James Version as the best English-language translation of the Bible, and its 400th anniversary in 2011 was much celebrated. In this workshop we will be asking what makes a good translation, and looking at a sample of more recent English versions to see whether they might be more suited for different purposes and contexts. No knowledge of Hebrew or Biblical Greek is required.
Duncan Large is Academic Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation. He received his BA, MA and DPhil in Modern Languages (French and German) from Oxford University and worked at the University of Paris III, Trinity College Dublin and Swansea University before joining the University of East Anglia in 2014. He has published translations from the German and French, and is joint General Editor of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche (Stanford University Press).
Places are limited to 8 per Masterclass, so booking is essential. Ticket price includes refreshments.
Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. The class will finish at 9.30pm.