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Thinking Language: Wilhelm von Humboldt now

A Symposium at Queen Mary University of London

Organised by Marko Pajevic and funded by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust

The symposium resulted in a special issue of Forum for Modern Language Studies, Oxford UP, 53/1, Jan 2017

Date: 29 April 2016

Venue: Lockkeeper’s Cottage

Humbolt Programme [DOC 253KB]

Video 1 

Marko Pajević (QMUL): Welcome and Introduction

Chair and respondent: David Nowell Smith (University of East Anglia)

John E. Joseph (Edinburgh): Wilhelm von Humboldt’s Reception in the Anglosphere, 1820-present

Video 2 

Chair and respondent: James W. Underhill (Rouen)

Jürgen Trabant (Berlin): Vanishing Worldviews 

Video 3 

Chair and respondent: James W. Underhill (Rouen)

Ute Tintemann (Berlin): Collecting Language Date: from Humboldt to the Language Archive

Video 4 

Chair and respondent:Marko Pajević (QMUL)

James W. Underhill (Rouen): Humboldt in Translation Theory. Pearls of wisdom, or splashes in the ocean?

Video 5  

Chair and respondent:Marko Pajević (QMUL)

Barbara Cassin (Paris): Humboldt, Translation, and the Dictionary of Untranslatables

Video 6 

Chair and respondent: Jürgen Trabant (Berlin)

John Walker (London): Wilhelm von Humboldt and Dialogical Thinking

Video 7

Chair and respondent: Jürgen Trabant (Berlin)

Marko Pajević (London): Humboldt’s ‘thinking language’: Poetics and Politics

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