Self-Translation and Power

ISBN: 9781137507808

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This book investigates the political, social, cultural and economic implications of self-translation in multilingual spaces in Europe. Engaging with the ‘power turn’ in translation studies contexts, it offers innovative perspectives on the role of self-translators as cultural and ideological mediators. The authors explore the unequal power relations and centre-periphery dichotomies of Europe’s minorised languages, literatures and cultures. They recognise that the self-translator’s double affiliation as author and translator places them in a privileged position to challenge power, to negotiate the experiences of the subaltern and colonised, and to scrutinise conflicting minorised vs. hegemonic cultural identities. Three main themes are explored in relation to self-translation: hegemony and resistance; self-minorisation and self-censorship; and collaboration, hybridisation and invisibility. This edited collection will appeal to scholars and students working on translation, transnational and postcolonial studies, and multilingual and multicultural identities. 

Title:
Self-Translation and Power
ISBN-13:
9781137507808
Author:
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Published Date:
20170818
Edition:
1
Binding
Hardback
Pages:
302
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
8.27 H x 5.83 W (inches)


Olga Castro is Lecturer in Translation Studies at Aston University, UK. Her research primarily explores the political role of translation in the construction of gender and cultural/national identities in a transnational world.

Sergi Mainer is Teaching Assistant at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His research focuses on the social dimension of literature and the representation of national identities, especially in comparative cultural studies and translation.

Svetlana Page (neé Skomorokhova) is Tutor in Translation Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her interests are world literature, postcolonialism within Eastern European contexts and Russian translation studies.

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About the Author

Olga Castro is Lecturer in Translation Studies at Aston University, UK. Her research primarily explores the political role of translation in the construction of gender and cultural/national identities in a transnational world.
Sergi Mainer is Teaching Assistant at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His research focuses on the social dimension of literature and the representation of national identities, especially in comparative cultural studies and translation.
Svetlana Page (neé Skomorokhova) is Tutor in Translation Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her interests are world literature, postcolonialism within Eastern European contexts and Russian translation studies.

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