Exploring literary translation practice
A focus on ethos
This article discusses findings from an ethnographic study of literary translation practice in the Netherlands and Belgium. The article focuses on one aspect of translation practice, namely translatorial ethos. It is argued that the forms of translatorial ethos visible in the data are complex in that they have a bearing both on textual and institutional practice and relations at one and the same time. More specifically, it is also argued that these complex professional stances and positionings need to be taken into account if we are to gain a better understanding of translational norms (Toury 1995, 2000 and Chesterman 1993) or translational habitus (Simeoni 1998). Furthermore, it is argued in a more general sense that linguistic ethnography can provide clear indications of patterns of translational practice and therefore forms a useful means of inquiry in the context of translation studies.
- 1.1A thematic analysis of the interviewee data: Orders of salience
- 1.2Ethos: A working definition
- 1.2.1Of cannibals and adventurers.
- 1.2.2Of bulldozers and antennae.
- 1.2.3On developing the craft.
- 1.2.4Skin to skin: Orders of readership.
- 1.2.5The impassioned insane.
- 1.2.6Protecting little children.
- 1.2.7Setting tasks for typewriters.
- 1.2.8The paradoxes of profession and persuasion.
- 1.3Ethical orientations: An overview and a conclusion
Published online: 02 August 2007
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