Professor Brenda Hosington
L.-es-L. (Nice), D.E.S (Nice), PhD (Western Ontario)
CSR Associate Fellow, Prof Brenda Hosington
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
- 2018-2021 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 'Trajectories of Translation in Early Modern Britain (1473-1660): Routes, Mediations, Networks'. Co-Investigator
- 2013-2016 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. ' Translation and the Making of Early Modern Print Culture (1473-1660)'. Co-Investigator.
- 2013-2014 British Academy/Leverhulme. 'Ian D. McFarlane, Neo-Latin Poetry in Renaissance France'. University of Warwick. Co-Investigator.
- 2007-2011 Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, @Renaissance Cultural Crossroads: An Annotated and Analytical Catalogue of Translations Printed in Britain 1473-1640. Principal Investigator.
* Online free access catalogue of all translations into and out of all languages printed in Britain and all translations out of all languages into English printed on the Continent. The catalgogue, entitled Cultural Crosscurrents Catalogue of Translations in Stuart and Commonwealth Britain 1641-1660, is a continuation, with some adaptations, of the Renaissance Cultural Crossroads Catalogue. It was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada within the parameters of an Insight Grant (2013-2017) awarded to Marie-Alice Belle and Brenda Hosington and will be hosted by the Folger Library.
* Online free access catalogue with over 6000 detailed entries of all translations into and out of all languages printed in Britain and all translations out of all languages into English printed on the Continent. The catalogue is entitled Renaissance Cultural Crossroads: An Annotated Catalogue of Translations in Britain, 1473-1640 and was funded by the Leverhulme Trust (see Projects page).
- Thresholds of Translation: Paratexts, Print, and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Britain, eds. Marie-Alice Belle and Brenda M. Hosington (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
- Renaissance Cultural Crossroads: Translation, Print, and Culture in Britain, 1473-1640, eds. Sara K. Barker and Brenda M. Hosington (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
- Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Cantabrigiensis. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies, Cambridge, 2000 (Tempe, Arizona: MRTS, 2003). [Co-Editor.]
- Elizabeth Jane Weston Complete Writings, eds. Donald Cheney and Brenda M. Hosington (Toronto and London: University of Toronto Press, 2000). [Winner of the Josephine Roberts Distinguished Edition of 2000 Award]
- Anne, Margaret and Jane Seymour, Mortem Margaritae Valesiae; Le Tombeau de Marguerite de Navarre, ed. Brenda M. Hosington. Edition with Introduction. Vol. 16 of The Printed Writings of Early Modern Englishwomen, 1500-1640 (London and New York: Scholar Press, 2000).
- Pleyn Delit. (Toronto and London: University of Toronto Press, 1996).' [Co-author with Constance B. Hieatt.]
- A Practical Guide to Translation and Bilingual Revision (Montréal: Editions Linguatech, 1980). [Author.]
- Pain, vin et veneison (Toronto and London: University of Toronto Press, 1978). [Author.]
- Recent and Forthcoming Guest Edited Special Issues of Journals
- Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme. Co-editor with Marie-Alice Belle. Special issue: 'Transformative Translations: Textual, Material, and Cultural Encounters in Early Modern Britain and France' (forthcoming, 2019).
- Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée (June, 2019). Co-editor with Marie-Alice Belle. Special issue: 'Early Modern "Transformissions"/ La traduction comme "transformission"' (June, 2019).
- Renaessanceforum. Special issue: 'Issues in Translation Then and Now: Renaissance Theories and Translation Studies Today'. Co-editor with Annet den Hahn, Marianne Pade and Anna Wegener (2018).
- Renaissance Studies, 45 (1), 2015. 'Translation and Print Culture in Europe, 1500-1700'. Editor.
Articles and Book Chapters 2012-2019
- 'Translation, Transit, Transformation: The Fate of Some Italian querelle-related Works in England, 1579-1615', InTRAlinea (forthcoming, 2019).
- 'The Princess Elizabeth as Neo-Latin Correspondent and Translator', in Elizabeth I in Writing: Language, Learning and Power, eds. Donatella Montini and Iolanda Plescia (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 11-36.
- 'Introduction', in Thresholds of Translation: Paratexts, Print, and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Britain, eds. Marie-Alice Belle and Brenda M. Hosington (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 1-23.
- 'Textual Standard-Bearers: Translated Titles and Early Modern Print', in Thresholds of Translation: Paratexts, Print, and Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Britain, eds. Marie-Alice Belle and Brenda M. Hosington (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 75-100.
- '"How we ovght to knowe God": Princess Elizabeth's Presentation of John Calvin's Institution', in Volume in Honour of Roger Ellis, eds. Catherine Batt and René Tixier (Tournhout : Brepols, 2018), pp. 353-62.
- 'Collaboration, Authorship, and Gender in the Paratexts Accompanying Translations by Susan Du Verger and Judith Man', in Gender, Authorship , and Early Modern Women's Collaboration, ed. Patricia Pender (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 95-121.
- 'Translation, history, and print: A model for the study of printed translations in early modern Britain', Translation Studies, 29 (1), 2017: 1-20. [Online 2016]. Co-authored with Marie-Alice Belle.
- 'Giovanni Bruto, Alexandre de Pontaymeri, and the Tasso Cousins Cross the Channel: The Transforming Power of Translation and Paratext in the querelle des femmes', in 'Fideli, diligenti, chiari e dotti'. Traduttori e traduzione nel Rinascimento, ed. Elisa Gregori (Padua: CLEUP SC, 2016), pp. 259-76.
- 'Fact and Fiction in Susan Du Verger's Translations of Jean-Pierre Camus' Euenemens singuliers, Relations morales and Diotrephe', in Seventennth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission, eds. Jacqueline Glomski and Isabelle Moreau (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 115-29.
- 'Elizabeth Jane Weston and her Place in the Respublica litterarum', in Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Monasteriensis , eds. Astrid Weber et al (Leiden: Brill, 2015), pp. 293-304.
- 'Translation as a Currency of Cultural Exchange in Early Modern England', in Early Modern Exchanges, ed. Helen Hackett (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), pp. 27-54.
- '"If the past is a foreign country': Neo-Latin Histories, Their Paratexts, and English Cultural Translation', Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue canadienne de littérature comparée,41 (4), 2014: 432-5.
- 'Translations by Women', in A Companion to the Early Printed Book in Britain, eds. Vincent Gillespie and Susan Powell (Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2014), pp. 249-71.
- 'Translation and Neo-Latin' (major article of 8500 words) and 'Renaissance Englishwomen and Neo-Latin Translation' (article of 1500 words) in Encylopedia of Neo-Latin Writings, eds. Jan Bloemendal, Charles Fantazzi and Philip Ford (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 127-39; 1198-1200.
- 'Translating Devotion: Mary Roper Basset's English rendering of Thomas More's De tristitia . . . Christi', Renaissance and Reformation. Special issue, Les femmes et la traduction/Women and Translation, ed. Marie-Alice Belle (2012): 45-61.
- 'The Role of Translation and Translators in the Production of English Incunabula' in Renaissance Cultural Crossroads: Translation, Print, and Culture in Britain, 1473-1640, eds. Sara K. Barker and Brenda M. Hosington (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 3-20.
- '"The well-wrought verses of an unknown bard": Renaissance Englishwomen's Latin Poetry of Praise and Lament" in Acta. Proceedings of the International Congress of the International Association of Neo-Latin Studies, University of Upsaala, August 3-8, 2009 (Tempe, AZ: MRTS, 2012), pp. 81-104.
- 'Mary Basset', 'Margaret Beaufort', 'The Seymour Sisters' and 'Elizabeth Jane Weston', in The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, eds. Garrett Sullivan, Jr. and Alan Stewart (Oxford: Blackwell, 2012), Vol. I, 51-52, 59-60; Vol III, 865-867, 1034-1036.
- In: Allegorica, Bulletin canadien de linguistique appliquee; Cahiers medievaux; Cithera. Essays in the Judeo-Christian Tradition; Journal of Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Journal of the Early Book Society; Meta; Moreana; Le Moyen-Age. Revue d'histoire et de philologie; Renaissance Quarterly; Seventeenth-Century Studies; Sixteenth-Century Studies; Speculum, Renaissance and Reformation, Translation and Literature.
PLENARIES AND GUEST LECTURES
- 2015 Queen Mary College, University of London, 'Early Modern Translations and their Paratexts'. Renaissance Studies Seminar.
- 2015 Université de Montréal, 'Translation and the Making of Early Modern English Print (1473-1660)'.
- 2013 Università di Catania (Ragusa), Sicily. Translation an Elizabethan Art. Plenary address. 'Translation and Paratext: An Elizabethan Art'.
- 2013 Università Sapienza, Rome. Elizabeth I: Language, Learning, Power. Guest Speaker. 'The Young Princess Elizabeth as Neo-Latinist Translator and Correspondent'.
- 2011 Early Modern Exchanges Conference, London. Plenary address. 'Translation as a Currency of Exchange in Early Modern Britain'.
- 2011. Università degli Studi di Padova. Guest Lecture. 'Translation as a Socio-Cultural Bond between Italy and England, 1520-1640'.
- 2011 University of Warwick. Medieval Seminar Series Lecture. 'Translation as Dialogue: English Women's Renderings of Male-Authored Texts, 1450-1650'.
- 2009 International Association for Neo-Latin Studies, Uppsala, Sweden. Plenary address. '"The well-wrought verses of an unknown bard": English Renaissance Women's Latin Poetry of Praise and 'Lament'.
- 2008 Third Jozef IJsewijn Lecture, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven. '"Minerva and the Muses": Women Latinists of Renaissance England'.
- 2008 Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies. Plenary address. 'Weaving Intertextual Webs: Englishwomen's Translations of Male-Authored French and Italian Texts'.
- 2005 Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture, Bibliographical Society, London. 'Translation and Early English Printing, 1475-1550: New Facts and New Approaches'
- 2004 Eighth International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages. Plenary. Sorbonne, Paris. 'Henry Watson, "Apprentyce of London" and "Translatoure" of Romance and Satire'
CONFERENCE PAPERS 2012-2019
- June, 2019. Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies/Société canadienne d'études de la Renaissance, Vancouver. 'Robert Tofte's Translations of Ariosto: A Virtuoso Exercise in Textual Mobility'.
- March, 2019. Renaissance Society of America Annual Congress, Toronto. 'War and Peace: Rachel Jevon's Latin and English Restoration Odes and the Matter of Self-Translation'.
- March, 2018. Renaissance Society of America Annual Congress. 'Richard Verstegan, Translation, and Print: Visualising a Recusant Network'.
- October, 2017. Traduire à la Renaissance/Tradurre nel Rinascimento, Paris. '"The sanctified Bernardine": Occhino's Sermons and Early Tudor Translation and Print'.
- May, 2017. Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies/Société canadienne d'études de la Renaissance, Toronto. 'Translation and Material Adaptation in Jane Owen's An Antidote against Purgatory'.
- May, 2017. Acquisition through translation: The rise of the vernaculars in early modern Europe', Padua. 'The Dynamics of Latin and the Vernacular: Translation, Print, and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern England'.
- January, 2017. Issues in Translation Then and Now: Renaissance Translation Theory and Translation Studies Today, Danish Academy, Rome. 'Materiality and Media Technology: Modern Translation Theory and English Renaissance Paratextual Discourse'.
- October, 2016. Traduire à la Renaissance /Tradurre nel Rinascimento.'History in the Making: Concepts of Historiographical Translation in English Renaissance Paratextual Discourse'.
- July, 2016. Society of the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Annual Conference, Paris. 'Mapping an Early Modern Network of Translation and Print: The Case of Richard Verstegan'.
- March, 2016. Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Boston. 'Liminal Space and Gender Representation in Some Translations by Early Modern Englishwomen'.
- October, 2015. Tradurre nel Rinascimento/Traduire à la Renaissance, Padua. 'Bruto, Alexandre de Pontaymeri, and the Tasso Cousins Cross the Channel: The Transforming Power of Translation and Paratext in the querelle des femmes'
- August, 2015. International Association for Neo-Latin Studies Triannual Congress, Vienna. 'Translation as Re-creation: Jane Owen's An Antidote against Purgatory and Robeto Bellarmino's De gemitu columbae libri tres'
- July, 2015. Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Annual Conference, Montreal. 'Remaking the Text and Paratext in Early Modern English Translations'.
- March, 2015. Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Berlin. 'Sixteenth-Century English Printers and the Nature of the Translated Title-page'
- January, 2015. The Metadiscourse of Renaissance Humanism, Danish Academy in Rome. 'Translation as a Conduit for the Italian Renaissance in Early Modern England'
- May, 2014. Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies Annual Conference, St Catherines, Ontario. 'Women, Wyving, and Womanly Worth: Translation and the querelle des femmes'
- May, 2014. Canadian Association for Translation Studies, St. Catherines, Ontario. 'Translation, History, and Print: Early Modern English Transdlations in the "Communications crcuit"'
- March, 2014. Renaissance Society of America, New York. '"Shrowde shrewes and honest wyues": Translation, Print, and Gender in Early Modern England'
- July, 2013. Conference on Theory and Practice of Medieval Translation. 'Translation, Print, and the Question of Authority in The gospelles of dystaues'
- August, 2012. International Association for Neo-Latin Studies, Muenster. 'Elizabeth Jane Weston and the World of the respublica litterarum', in a panel I organised entitled 'The "learned lady" and the world of Neo-Latin Letters'
- May, 2012. Imitation, Translation and Transfer Perspectives on the Dynamics of Neo-Latin and the Vernacular, Amsterdam. 'Translation and the Dynamics of Cultural Transfer: The Case of Neo-Latin and Early Modern English'
- April, 2012. Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission Workshop. 'Fact and Fiction in Suan Du Verger's Translations of Jean-Pierre Camus' Les euenemens singuliers, Les relations morales and Diotrephe. Histoire valentine.
- Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies/Société d'études de la Renaissance Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
- Josephine Roberts Award for the Distinguished Edition of 2000, Early Modern Women Studies Society, 2001 (Elizabeth Jane Weston Complete Writings)
- Sophie Coe Prize, Best Article of the Year, Oxford Symposium on the History of Food, 1998 ('From Espinee to Sambocade: Flowers in the Recipes of Medieval England')
- Best Article Award, Early Modern Women Studies Society, 1996 ('England's First Female-Authored Encomium: The Seymour Sisters' Hecatodistichon to Marguerite de Navarre')
BODIES WHO HAVE FUNDED RESEARCH
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Humanities and Social Sciences sciences Foundation of Canada
- Leverhulme Trust
- British Academy
- British Council
- Bibliographical Society Research Fellowship, 2003
- Rockefeller Foundation Team Fellowship, 2001
- British Council Summer Fellowship, 1997
- William A. Ringler, Jnr. and Mayers Fellowship, Huntington Library, California, 1996
- Moreana (1996-2006)
- Florilegium (2001-present)
- BOOKS: Brill; Duquesne University Press; Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation of Canada; McGill-Queen's University Press; Routledge; University of Michigan Press; University of Ottawa Press; University of Toronto Press
- ARTICLES: Canadian Review of Comparative Literature; Canadian Review of Linguistics; Florilegium; Meta. Journal des traducteurs; Moreana; Renaissance and Reformation; Renaissance Quarterly; Speculum; Journal of the Northern Renaissance; Renaissance Studies
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
- June 2011. 'Elizabeth Jane Weston's Poetry' in BBC programme 'A Poet in Bohemia'.
PRINCIPAL POSITIONS HELD IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
- Assistant General Secretary, FILLM (Fédération internationale des langues et littératures modernes, UNESCO), 2005-2014
- Member of Standing Committee, Society for Neo-Latin Studies, U.K., 2007-present
- Vice-President, President, Past President, Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, 2002-08
- Member, then Chair, Literature Committee, Standard Research Grants, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1997-2001.
- Member, then Chair, Observers' Committee, Standard Research Grants, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2003-2006.
- Chair, Committee for Creation in the Arts Standard Grant, Social Sciences an Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2005.
- First Vice-President, President, Past President, International Association for Neo-Latin Studies, 1991-2000
- Member, Executive Committee, Canadian Society for Medieval Studies, 1999-2003.