The Death and Rise of the Modern Translator


With his 1967 essay, “The Death of the Author,” theorist Roland Barthes dealt a hefty blow to the authoritarian grip authors had over literature. “Literature is that neuter, that composite, that oblique into which every subject escapes, the trap where[...]

Jaap van der Meer and the Future of Translation


The Dutch have always been keen on networking, whether inland with their interconnected canals, or overseas in their swashbuckling trade voyages to the East. These are broad historical generalizations, of course, but serve as a metaphor for Jaap van der[...]