The MHRA Centenary Lectures

The Centenary Lectures was a series of ten major public lectures, delivered by distinguished speakers at universities across Great Britain and Ireland. Their full text is published here as a lasting record of the Association's Centenary year of 2018.

ContentsPreface by Barbara BurnsImprint page
Lectures by Thomas DohertyElaine TreharneEdwin WilliamsonAlberto ManguelManfred EngelMarina WarnerSusan BassnettMichael CroninAlain Viala

GlasgowDr Barbara Burns (Hon. Chair, MHRA)
7 February 2018
Professor Thomas Docherty  (Warwick)
The Conditions of our Culture
22 March 2018
Professor Elaine Treharne (Stanford)
‘Making this thing other’: Transforming Manuscripts in the Contemporary Age
28 March 2018
Professor Edwin Williamson (Oxford)
Why is Don Quixote the first modern novel?
17 April 2018
Alberto Manguel (Buenos Aires)
The Tears of Isaac: Cultures of Language, Languages of Culture
9 May 2018
Professor Manfred Engel
The Realm of Dreams: Impressions from a Journey through its Cultural, Literary and Artistic History
11 May 2018
Dame Marina Warner (Birkbeck)
Sound, Gesture, Image: Translations of Performance and Genre in the Digital Age
The MHRA Presidential Address for 2018
11 October 2018
Professor Susan Bassnett (Glasgow)
Crossing Textual Boundaries: Why Translation Matters
16 October 2018
Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin)
Utopia for Modern Languages and How We Can Get There
8 November 2018
Professor Roland Greene (Stanford)
Early Modern Prose Fiction: How to Think About It without Anticipating the Novel
9 November 2018
Professor Alain Viala (Oxford)
Gallantry in Modern France: La galanterie française