Faculty and Staff Research Series Presents a Book Talk with David Harrison
“Digital Publishing and Translation: Reading ‘La Princesse de Clèves’ in the 21st Century”
Book Talk: “Digital Publishing and Translation: Reading ‘La Princesse de Clèves’ in the 21st Century” by David Harrison (French)
Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Burling First Floor Lounge
The Grinnell College Libraries continue our Faculty/Staff Research Series on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:15 p.m. in Burling Lounge with David Harrison, professor of French, for his book talk, “Digital Publishing and Translation: Reading ‘La Princesse de Clèves’ in the 21st Century”. Professor Harrison is the principal translator and co-editor of “'La Princesse de Clèves' by Lafayette: A New Translation and Bilingual Pedagogical Edition for the Digital Age”, published by Lever Press in 2022. Professor Harrison will discuss the advantages of digital publishing for classic novels and the challenges he faced in translating a 17th-century French novel into English. Refreshments will be served.
Professor David Harrison received a B.A. in French from Swarthmore College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the literature and culture of the 17th and 18th centuries in France. At Grinnell, he was the director of the Center for International Studies and helped to create the Global Learning Program with Trustee Susan McCurry ’71.
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