About Charles Le BlancCharles Le Blanc is Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa School of Translation and Interpretation. Trained in the philosophy of Kierkegaard, he is a recognized expert on German Romanticism and the principal specialist of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg in the French-speaking world. In addition to a work on Kierkegaard’s thought, he has published translations of several key German romantics, including Schlegel and Wackenroder, as well as the definitive French critical edition of Lichtenberg.
Barbara Folkart studied medieval linguistics, literature and philology at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne) and the Université de Montréal. Her hands-on experience in working with medieval manuscripts, establishing manuscript genealogies and preparing scientific critical editions of medieval texts has given her a strong sense of how texts get corrupted when they are transcribed and transmitted, and has very definitely influenced her views on the transmission of information and esthetic values during the process of translation.