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The translator as mediator of cultures

Based on a conference held at the University of Hartford, this title features professional translators, linguists, and literary scholars who exchange their views on translation and its power to influence literary traditions and to shape cultural and economic identities.
Print Book, English, ©2010
John Benjamins Pub., Amsterdam, ©2010
x, 201 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9789027228345, 9789027288059, 9027228345, 9027288054
Introduction: Between temples and templates: history's claims on the translator / Probal Dasgupta
Part I. Translation and reconciliation: 1. Translation as reconciliation: A conversation about politics, translation, and multilingualism in South Africa / Antjie Krog, Rosalind C. Morris, and Humphrey Tonkin
2. Interpreting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY): Linguistic and cultural challenges / Nancy Schweda Nicholson
3. Translating and interpreting sign language: Mediating the DEAF-WORLD / Timothy Reagan
4. Translators in a global community / Jonathan Pool
Part II. Translation and negotiation: 5. The treason of translation? Bilingualism, linguistic borders and identity / John Edwards
6. The poetics of experience: Toward a pragmatic understanding of experience, practice, and translation / Vincent Colapietro
Part III. Translation and the interpretation of texts: 7. Translation and the rediscovery of the multinational Central European / Thomas Cooper
8. Transcriação / Transcreation: The Brazilian concrete poets and translation / K. David Jackson
9. Expression and translation of philosophy: Giorgio Colli, a master of time / Marie-José Tramuta
10. The semantics of invention: Translation into Esperanto / Humphrey Tonkin