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PhD in an Hour: Shakespeare's love behind the Iron Curtain: Homoeroticism and Sonnet Translations

  • The Royal Dick Cafe 1 Summerhall Place Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1PL United Kingdom (map)

Translations are everywhere around us, but what happens when translators face a world-renown text that contains elements considered taboo in their target culture? This talk will explore how same-sex affection in Shakespeare's sonnets was translated into Czech and Slovak, both during the socialist regime and beyond.

Eva Spisiakova, a PhD student with the University of Edinburgh, will share her research findings and answer your questions surrounding Shakespeare's verses and translation work.