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Could Google translate Shakespeare?



Tuesday 5 December 2017, 6:30pm


Julian Study Centre, UEA

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All lectures, Normal, Inaugural lectures

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Tuesday 5 December, 6.30pm

Inaugural lectures autumn 2017

Could Google translate Shakespeare?

Prof Duncan Large - School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing/British Centre for Literary Translation

Julian Study Centre lecture theatre, UEA

Translation technology has made very rapid advances in recent years, and we now expect our devices to provide us with serviceable translations of many kinds of text, at the touch of a screen.  Literary texts are still viewed as an exception to this trend, but is it only a matter of time before we can expect Google to come up with a decent translation of Shakespeare? This lecture celebrates all that is human about literary translation.

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