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【For Students and Academics】CISMOR seminar series (no. 3/ 2021)

Updated May 18, 2021
We will hold the CISMOR Seminar series (no.3/2021)

"The Challenge of Translating the Bible"

Prof. Robert Alter
University of California, Berkeley


In 2018 Prof. Robert Alter published his complete translation of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), a unique one-man effort based on his many years of studying the literary aspects of Biblical Hebrew.

In this seminar, which will be held in the form of discussion with the moderator, he will share with us some of the challenges that translators of such a text must face. Specifically, he will introduce his views on the Bible as literature, and the translators’ duty to reflect this aspect of the text in their work. He will also discuss, as time allows, further issues such as: the agendas and motivations behind various translations of the Bible, contemporary tendencies in Biblical translation, and what should be considered a successful or unsuccessful translation.
We will hold the CISMOR Seminar series (no.3/2021)

"The Challenge of Translating the Bible"

Prof. Robert Alter
University of California, Berkeley


In 2018 Prof. Robert Alter published his complete translation of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), a unique one-man effort based on his many years of studying the literary aspects of Biblical Hebrew.

In this seminar, which will be held in the form of discussion with the moderator, he will share with us some of the challenges that translators of such a text must face. Specifically, he will introduce his views on the Bible as literature, and the translators’ duty to reflect this aspect of the text in their work. He will also discuss, as time allows, further issues such as: the agendas and motivations behind various translations of the Bible, contemporary tendencies in Biblical translation, and what should be considered a successful or unsuccessful translation.
Date
Jul. 10, 2021 (Sat.)
09:30 - 11:00
(California, USA : Friday 9th July 2021, 17:30-19:00)
Venue
Online
Please install “Zoom” app. on your PC or smartphone and check whether it works
correctly in advance.
Speaker
Prof. Robert Alter
Professor of the Graduate School, and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Admission
  • Free
Audience
  • Current Students
  • Alumni
Application
  • Necessary
If you would like to participate in this seminar, please register from application form on the bottom of this page. Registration closes on July 4th, 2021
Note
If you have any questions or have any trouble in registration, please feel free to contact us :
CISMOR Office, Doshisha University
E-mail: rc-issin@mail.doshisha.ac.jp