Translation and Paratexts

Translation and Paratexts PDF Author: Kathryn Batchelor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351110098
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 202

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As the 'thresholds' through which readers and viewers access texts, paratexts have already sparked important scholarship in literary theory, digital studies and media studies. Translation and Paratexts explores the relevance of paratexts for translation studies and provides a framework for further research. Writing in three parts, Kathryn Batchelor first offers a critical overview of recent scholarship, and in the second part introduces three original case studies to demonstrate the importance of paratextual theory. Batchelor interrogates English versions of Nietzsche, Chinese editions of Western translation theory, and examples of subtitled drama in the UK, before concluding with a final part outlining a theory of paratextuality for translation research, addressing questions of terminology and methodology. Translation and Paratexts is essential reading for students and researchers in translation studies, interpreting studies and literary translation.

Thresholds of Translation

Thresholds of Translation PDF Author: Marie-Alice Belle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319727729
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 327

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This volume revisits Genette’s definition of the printed book’s liminal devices, or paratexts, as ‘thresholds of interpretation’ by focussing specifically on translations produced in Britain in the early age of print (1473-1660). At a time when translation played a major role in shaping English and Scottish literary culture, paratexts afforded translators and their printers a privileged space in which to advertise their activities, display their social and ideological affiliations, influence literary tastes, and fashion Britain’s representations of the cultural ‘other’. Written by an international team of scholars of translation and material culture, the ten essays in the volume examine the various material shapes, textual forms, and cultural uses of paratexts as markers (and makers) of cultural exchange in early modern Britain. The collection will be of interest to scholars of early modern translation, print, and literary culture, and, more broadly, to those studying the material and cultural aspects of text production and circulation in early modern Europe.

Paratexts in Translation

Paratexts in Translation PDF Author: Richard Pleijel
Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH
ISBN: 3732907775
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 197

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As something that surrounds, extends, and presents a text to the world, the phenomenon of paratext is gaining more and more attention within the discipline of Translation Studies. This edited volume, with contributions by five Nordic scholars, aims to build on that attention by presenting five case studies on paratexts in translations into Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. A special focus lies on the paratextual mechanisms at play when works from different source cultures are translated into a Nordic target context. The translated works under scrutiny belong to genres such as literary novels, non-fiction works, and religious texts, and the paratexts surveyed include footnotes, covers, blurbs, introductions, and literary reviews. The scholars represented in the volume all work in Translation Studies, or at the intersection between Translation Studies and other disciplines.

Text, Extratext, Metatext and Paratext in Translation

Text, Extratext, Metatext and Paratext in Translation PDF Author: Valerie Pellatt
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443855642
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 165

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This volume brings together research on a variety of paratextual and peritextual elements of translation of German, Chinese and Czech source texts. The explication seen as necessary to translated texts is a part of this growing field, as researchers investigate the influence of writing which purports to help the reader’s understanding of a text. The articles included here demonstrate the impact of paratextual and peritextual elements on the way a text is produced and received. Publishers, both consciously and unconsciously, may manipulate the presentation of a text to appeal to a certain readership, while writers of prefatorial, explanatory and critical material base their paratextual interpretation on their own perceptions and political leanings. The articles in the volume focus on significant literary texts, by writers such as Christa Wolf and Mao Zedong. Regional novels of Taiwan, modern and traditional poetry, and children’s stories are not exempt from the power of paratext, and some genres, such as the literary mystification texts published in the Czech Republic, are purposefully designed to mislead the reader. The articles in the volume help to dispel the notion that translation and the paratext which surrounds it, and of which it is a part, are innocent.

Perspectives on Retranslation

Perspectives on Retranslation PDF Author: Özlem Berk Albachten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135133445X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 238

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Perspectives on Retranslation: Ideology, Paratexts, Methods explores retranslation from a variety of aspects and reflects methodological and theoretical developments in the field. Featuring eleven chapters, each offering a unique approach, the book presents a well-rounded analysis of contemporary issues in retranslation. It brings together case studies and examples from a range of contexts including France, the UK, Spain, the US, Brazil, Greece, Poland, modern Turkey, and the Ottoman Empire. The chapters highlight a diversity of cultural settings and illustrate the assumptions and epistemologies underlying the manifestations of retranslation in various cultures and time periods. The book expressly challenges a Eurocentric view and treats retranslation in all of its complexity by using a variety of methods, including quantitative and statistical analysis, bibliographical studies, reception analysis, film analysis, and musicological, paratextual, textual, and norm analysis. The chapters further show the dominant effect of ideology on macro and micro translation decisions, which comes into sharp relief in the specific context of retranslation.

Feminist Translation Studies

Feminist Translation Studies PDF Author: Olga Castro
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317394747
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 282

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Feminist Translation Studies: Local and Transnational Perspectives situates feminist translation as political activism. Chapters highlight the multiple agendas and visions of feminist translation and the different political voices and cultural heritages through which it speaks across times and places, addressing the question of how both literary and nonliterary discourses migrate and contribute to local and transnational processes of feminist knowledge building and political activism. This collection does not pursue a narrow, fixed definition of feminism that is based solely on (Eurocentric or West-centric) gender politics—rather, Feminist Translation Studies: Local and Transnational Perspectives seeks to expand our understanding of feminist action not only to include feminist translation as resistance against multiple forms of domination, but also to rethink feminist translation through feminist theories and practices developed in different geohistorical and disciplinary contexts. In so doing, the collection expands the geopolitical, sociocultural and historical scope of the field from different disciplinary perspectives, pointing towards a more transnational, interdisciplinary and overtly political conceptualization of translation studies.

Crosscultural Transgressions

Crosscultural Transgressions PDF Author: Theo Hermans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317640691
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 217

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Crosscultural Transgressions offers explorations and critical assessments of research methods and models in translation studies, and points up new questions and directions. Ranging from epistemological questions of description and historiography to the politics of language, including the language of translation research, the book tackles issues of research design and methodology, and goes on to examine the kind of disciplinary knowledge produced in translation studies, who produces it, and whose interests the dominant paradigms serve. The focus is on historical and ideological problems, but the crisis of representation that has affected all the human sciences in recent decades has left its mark. As the essays in this collection explore the transgressive nature of crosscultural representation, whether in translations or in the study of translation, they remain attentive to institutional contexts and develop a self-reflexive stance. They also chart new territory, taking their cue from ethnography, semiotics, sociology and cultural studies, and tackling Meso-American iconic scripts, Bourdieu's constructivism, translation between philosophical paradigms, and the complexities of translation concepts in multicultural societies.

Jin Ping Mei English Translations

Jin Ping Mei English Translations PDF Author: Lintao Qi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351060813
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 222

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This book investigates the English translations and adaptations of the sixteenth century classic Chinese novel Jin Ping Mei. Acclaimed the ‘No.1 Marvellous Book’ of the Ming dynasty, Jin Ping Mei was banned soon after its appearance, due to the inclusion of graphically explicit sexual descriptions. So far there have been more than a dozen English adaptations and translations of the novel. Working within the framework of descriptive translation studies, this book provides a translational history of the English versions of Jin Ping Mei, supported by various paratexts, including book covers, reviews, and archival materials. It also conducts textual comparisons to uncover the translation norms at work in the only two complete renditions, namely The Golden Lotus by Clement Egerton and The Plum in the Golden Vase by David Roy, respectively. The notions of agency, habitus and capital are introduced for the examination of the transference of linguistic, literary and cultural aspects of the two translations. The book represents the first systematic research effort on the English Translations of Jin Ping Mei. Given its pioneering status and interdisciplinary nature, the data, structure and findings of this book will potentially enrich the fields of Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, Chinese Studies, Cultural Studies and Book History.

A Study of Persian-English Literary Translation Flows

A Study of Persian-English Literary Translation Flows PDF Author: Bahareh Gharehgozlou
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Iran
Languages : en
Pages : 261

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This dissertation addresses the need to expand translation scholarship through the inclusion of research into different translation traditions and histories (D'hulst 2001: 5; Bandia 2006; Tymoczko 2006: 15; Baker 2009: 1); the importance of compiling bibliographies of translations in a variety of translation traditions (Pym 1998: 42; D'hulst 2010: 400); and the need for empirical studies on the functional aspects of (translation) paratexts (Genette 1997: 12-15). It provides a digital bibliography that documents what works of Persian literature were translated into English, by whom, where, and when, and explores how these translations were presented to Anglophone readers across three historical periods-1925-1941, 1942-1979, and 1980-2015-marked by important socio-political events in the contemporary history of Iran and the country's shifting relations with the Anglophone West. Through a methodical search in the library of congress catalogued in OCLC WorldCat, a bibliographical database including 863 editions of Persian-English literary translations along with their relevant metadata-titles in Persian, authors, translators, publishers, and dates and places of publication-was compiled and, through a quantitative analysis of this bibliographical data over time, patterns of translation publication across the given periods were identified. A corpus of 223 paratexts (introductions, prefaces, translator's notes, forewords, and afterwords) accompanying 157 Persian-English literary translations were closely read and thematically coded using the qualitative data analysis software, NVivo. The diachronic analysis of the themes by the NVivo Matrix Coding Query revealed significant changes in the paratextual content from a period to another whereby the discourse on the ongoing social and political contexts of Iran significantly increased over time while the topic of translation saw a drastic decrease. The bibliographical analysis revealed an increase in the number of Persian-English translations over time, which does not fit with the generalized trend of translations into English remaining almost the same (2-4 percent of the total book production) since 1950s. However, the paratextual analysis suggested an increasing interest in the ethnographic content about Iran, which confirms Lawrence Venuti's argument about the promotion of readability and invisibility of translations in the Anglophone book market. In other words, according to the findings of this dissertation, an increase in the number of works translated does not necessarily correspond to a greater attention to literary works as literature or translated works as translations.

Translating Cuba

Translating Cuba PDF Author: Robert S. Lesman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000410129
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 194

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Cuban culture has long been available to English speakers via translation. This study examines the complex ways in which English renderings of Cuban texts from various domains—poetry, science fiction, political and military writing, music, film—have represented, reshaped, or amended original texts. Taking in a broad corpus, it becomes clear that the mental image an Anglophone audience has formed of Cuban culture since 1959 depends heavily on the decisions of translators. At times, a clear ideological agenda drives moves like strengthening the denunciatory tone of a song or excising passages from a political text. At other moments, translators’ indifference to the importance of certain facets of a work, such as a film’s onscreen text or the lyrics sung on a musical performance, impoverishes the English speaker’s experience of the rich weave of self-expression in the original Spanish. In addition to the dynamics at work in the choices translators make at the level of the text itself, this study attends to how paratexts like prefaces, footnotes, liner notes, and promotional copy shape the audience’s experience of the text.