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Description - Translating Selves by Paschalis Nikolaou

This is a collection of international research on issues of self and identity in translation.This collection of essays argues that acts of translation connect intimately with formations of the self and issues of individual or cultural identity; that in contexts in which languages, literatures and cultures meet, we also encounter 'translating selves': ways of thinking, practices and understandings, creativity and experiences that (re)define the translating consciousness and (literary) translation.Chapters investigate the relationships between self and translation, from the realities of multilingualism to cognitive processes in the course of translating, to relations between writers and translators; from the creativities of self-translation to the transposition of conceptions of self across cultures and traditions. Structured in three parts, the book addresses in turn literary, cultural and theoretical aspects of encountered 'selves in translation', as well as the interactions between them, culminating in a final series of case studies. Offering an interdisciplinary perspective on identity in translation, this book will be of interest to researchers working in translation studies, literary theory, linguistics and discourse analysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826499264
ISBN-10: 0826499260
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paschalis Nikolaou

Paschalis Nikolaou completed a doctoral thesis at UEA on the relationships between literary translation and life writing. Maria-Venetia Kyritsi undertook her doctoral research at UEA's School of Literature and Creative Writing and currently works as a Greek language teacher and translator. Mona Baker is Professor of Translation Studies, University of Manchester. Mona Baker is Professor of Translation Studies at the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK, and vice president of the IATIS. Angelo Bottone is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at University College Dublin, Ireland. Maria Filippakopoulou received her PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK. Rainer Guldin is a Lecturer for German Culture Studies at the Universita della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. Juliane House is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hamburg, Germany Corinna Krause studied English and Celtic at Edinburgh University where she has recently completed her PhD thesis on the influence of (self-)translation on modern Scottish Gaelic literature. Carlos Machado is completing a doctoral thesis in Translation Studies in Vigo University, Spain. Brigid Maher is a doctoral candidate in Translation Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, researching the translation of humour in literature. Alison E. Martin is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Kassel, Germany. Daniel Raveh teaches Indian Philosophy at Tel-Aviv University, where he completed his doctoral studies. Clive Scott is Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia, and a Fellow of the British Academy.

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