The Restitution of the Classics: a workshop at the University of La Réunion (28 May 2019)
The workshop aims to investigate, within a variety of different forms (epic, comedy, tragedy, etc.), the processes of ‘restitution’ of ancient texts in Ancient Régime France. The term is chosen because of its semantic ambivalence (between ‘restitution (of the Ancients) to their right place’ or ‘restitution (of the Ancients) to the moderns’), in order to overcome the traditional dichotomy between ‘translation’ and ‘adaptation’. Read more.