By Stefanie Stockhorst
Provided that the dissemination of enlightened proposal in Europe used to be ordinarily effected via translations, the current choice of essays makes a speciality of how its cultural model happened in numerous nationwide contexts. For the 1st time, the theoretical version of 'cultural move' (Espagne/Werner) is utilized to the eighteenth century: The intercultural dynamics of the Enlightenment develop into take place within the transformation approach among the unique and goal cultures, be it when it comes to acculturation, artistic enhancement, or false impression. leading to shifts of that means, translations provide a key not only to modern translation perform yet to the discursive community of the eu Enlightenment commonly. The case stories united right here discover either how translations contributed to the transnational standardisation of definite key strategies, values and texts, and the way they mirror nationwide requisites of enlightened discourses. therefore, the amount contributes to Enlightenment reviews, at the least up to to old translation reviews.
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In his autobiography Michaelis noted that the prize essay would not have been a landmark in his career, were it not for the excellent French translation by Merian and Prémontval. 24 One of the copies reached Jean le Rond d’Alembert, who consulted Frederick II frequently on academic matters following Maupertuis’s death (1759). As part of the king’s attempts to reinvigorate the Academy after the Seven Years War, d’Alembert was invited to spend summer 1763 in Berlin, where he attended several meetings of the Academy.
Progression in art and imitation Reynolds’s concept of imitation expounded in his Discourses was likewise by no means for the vulgar, indeed, he considered it a life-long pursuit of refining taste and art – the academic student and artist were to imitate the art of earlier artists, from the ancients or the more immediate past: ‘By imitation I do not mean imitation in its largest sense, but simply the following of other 24. , p. 138. 25. Ibid. 26. John Dryden, ‘Preface to Sylvae: or, the Second Part of Poetical Miscellanies’, in John Dryden: the works, ed.
En supposant les hommes abandonés à leurs facultés naturelles, sont-ils en état d’inventer le langage? Et par quels moyens parviendront-ils d’eux-mêmes à cette invention? 307. 11. On Michaelis’s translation of Clarissa, see Wilhelm Ruprecht, Väter und Söhne: zwei Jahrhunderte Buchhändler in einer Universitätsstadt (Göttingen 1935), p. 48-49; Thomas O. Beebee, Clarissa on the Continent: translation and seduction (University Park [PA] 1990). 34 Avi S. Lifschitz account of the crossing of the Red Sea, where he apologised for writing in a foreign language.