Why Translation Matters

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Memorial Union, Room 109, 4:00 p.m.
David S. Luft, Horning Professor in the Humanities, OSU

Professor Luft will present the first in a series of five lectures on the theme of translation. He will introduce this year’s Horning series with a talk on why translation is so important for the humanities, our culture, and the world.

David Luft joined the OSU History Department in the fall of 2008 as Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Professor in the Humanities. He is the author of Eros and Inwardness in Vienna: Weininger, Musil, Doderer (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and Robert Musil and the Crisis of European Culture: 1880–1942 (University of California Press, 1980). He was also co-translator and co-editor with Burton Pike of Precision and Soul, the essays and addresses of Robert Musil (Chicago, 1990). Luft is currently working on another translation edition, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the Austrian Idea, and writing an intellectual history of German-speaking Austria since the late 18th century: The Austrian Tradition in German Culture.

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