Bringing the Bard Back Home? The English Translation of Foreign Shakespeare Criticism in the Long 19th Century
Department of Literary Studies, KU Leuven.
Deadline for applications: 15 July 2020.
You will join KU Leuven’s English Literature Research Group, part of the Literary Studies Department, a vibrant, multilingual, and international community of scholars with a strong tradition of research in comparative literature and translation studies. The department provides many opportunities for collaborative work and for developing a broad range of professional skills. KU Leuven is the oldest university in the Low Countries. It features among the world’s top 100 universities in most rankings, with high scores for Arts and Humanities research. It is located in a historic town in the heart of Belgium, 20 minutes from Brussels, and within easy reach of Paris, London, Amsterdam and Cologne.
We offer a fully-funded PhD position for research on English translations of German Shakespeare criticism in the long nineteenth century.
Unlike translations of Shakespeare’s texts, translations of Shakespeare criticism have attracted no scholarly attention. Shakespeare critics in different countries often used to read each other in the original, but their writings also reached wider foreign audiences through translations. By analysing English translations of French and German writings on …read more