Translation zone

Sherry Simon
Concordia University

Table of contents

“Translation zone” refers to an area of intense interaction across languages. The dimensions and nature of that area can vary considerably: it might cover a large geographical expanse such as multilingual empires like the Russian, Habsburg or Ottoman empires or multilingual nations like India; it can be applied to specific border transactions, like those of the US-Mexican border; and it can refer to the micro-spaces of multilingual cities (Related terms: translation space, translation area, border zone, borderlands). While the idea of the translation zone has also been used with broad heuristic and polemical intent to push for the extension of the borders of literary studies (The Translation Zone, Apter 2006), the term is used most productively to characterize spaces defined by a relentless to-and-fro of language, by an acute consciousness of translational relationships, and by the kinds of polymorphous translation practices characteristic of multilingual milieus.

Full-text access is restricted to subscribers. Log in to obtain additional credentials. For subscription information see Subscription & Price.

References

Apter, Emily
2006The Translation Zone. Princeton: Princeton University Press.  TSB. Crossref logoGoogle Scholar
Baer, Brian James
(ed.) 2011Literary Translation in Eastern Europe and Russia. Amsterdam/-Philadelphia: John BenjaminsGoogle Scholar
Cornis-Pope, Marcel & Neubauer, John
(eds) 2006History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe. Junctures and Disjunctures in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Vol. II. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Crossref logo  BoPGoogle Scholar
Cronin, Michael
2003Translation and Globalization. London: Routledge.  BoPGoogle Scholar
2006Translation and Identity. London: Routledge.  BoPGoogle Scholar
Gentzler, Edwin
2008Translation and Identity in the Americas. New Directions in Translation T-heory. London: Routledge.  BoPGoogle Scholar
Grossman, Edith
2010Why Translation Matters. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press.  TSBGoogle Scholar
Kothari, Rita
2005Translating India. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press  TSB. Crossref logoGoogle Scholar
Meylaerts, Reine
2004“La traduction dans la culture multilingue.” Target 16 (2) : 289–317. Crossref logo  TSBGoogle Scholar
Moretti, Franco
1998Atlas of the European Novel 1800—1900. London/New York: Verso.Google Scholar
Pratt, Mary Louise
1992Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. London: Routledge. Crossref logoGoogle Scholar
2002“The traffic in meaning: Translation, contagion, infiltration.” Profession Fall: 25–36. Crossref logo  TSBGoogle Scholar
Simon, Sherry
2006Translating Montreal: Episodes in the Life of a Divided City. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.  TSBGoogle Scholar
2012Cities in Translation. Intersections of Language and Memory. London: Routledge.  TSBGoogle Scholar
Wolf, Michaela
2011Die vielsprachige Seele Kakaniens: Übersetzen und Dolmetschen in der Habsburgermonarchie 1848 bis 1918. Wien: Böhlau.  TSBGoogle Scholar