Key Cultural Texts in Translation

ORCID logoKirsten Malmkjær | The University of Leicester
ORCID logoAdriana Şerban | Paul Valéry University - Montpellier 3
Fransiska Louwagie | The University of Leicester
ISBN 9789027200402 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027264367 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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In the context of increased movement across borders, this book examines how key cultural texts and concepts are transferred between nations and languages as well as across different media. The texts examined in this book are considered fundamental to their source culture and can also take on a particular relevance to other (target) cultures. The chapters investigate cultural transfers and differences realised through translation and reflect critically upon the implications of these with regard to matters of cultural identity. The book offers an important contribution to cultural approaches in translation studies, with ramifications across different disciplines, including literary studies, history, philosophy, and gender studies. The chapters offer a range of cultural and methodological frameworks and are written by scholars from a variety of language and cultural backgrounds, Western and Eastern.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 140] 2018.  xiv, 320 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“With innovative studies by scholars from various language and cultural backgrounds, this book is a well-edited and thought-provoking volume on key cultural texts and concepts in translation. It represents a diverse range of studies on cultural transfers through translation, and will be beneficial to translation scholars and students who have interest in conducting further research in this aspect.”
“The book is a welcome contribution to the topic of KCT in translation studies. By scrutinizing translations of KCTs from a multidisciplinary perspective based on case studies and critical reflections in broad cultural and historical contexts, the book is a valuable resource and should appeal to anyone with an interest in translation studies and cultural diversity who is seeking deeper insights into these areas.”
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Chen, Xi
2019. Kirsten Malmkjær, Adriana Şerban and Fransiska Louwagie (eds). Key Cultural Texts in Translation . Babel. Revue internationale de la traduction / International Journal of Translation 65:1  pp. 144 ff. DOI logo
Şerban, Adriana
2019. Thinking Through Translation with Theodoros Angelopoulos: Journeys, Border Crossings, Liminality. Respectus Philologicus :36 (41)  pp. 136 ff. DOI logo

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Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies

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CFP: Translation & interpretation

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LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
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