[New Publication] Transfer Thinking in Translation Studies: Playing with the Black Box of Cultural Transfer

Edited by Maud Gonne, Klaartje Merrigan, Reine Meylaerts, and Heleen van Gerwen


Innovative and interdisciplinary approach to transfer

The concept of transfer covers the most diverse phenomena of circulation, transformation and reinterpretation of cultural goods across space and time, and are among the driving forces in opening up the field of translation studies. Transfer processes cross linguistic and cultural boundaries and cannot be reduced to simple movements from a source to a target (culture or text). In a time of paradigm shifts, this book aims to explore the potential and interdisciplinary power of transfer as a concept and an analytical tool to account for complex cultural dynamics.

The contributions in this book adopt various research angles (literary studies, imagology, translation studies, translator studies, periodical studies, postcolonialism) to study an array of entangled transfer processes that apply to different objects and aspects, ranging from literary texts, legal texts, news, images and identities to ideologies, power asymmetries, titles and heterolingualisms. By embracing a process-oriented way of thinking, all these contributions aim to open the ‘black box’ of transfer in the widest sense.

Contributors: Susan Bassnett (University of Glasgow / University of Warwick), Pieter Boulogne (KU Leuven), Andrew Chesterman (University of Helsinki), Yves Chevrel (Sorbonne University / University Ştefan cel Mare), Dirk Delabastita (University of Namur), Yves Gambier (University of Turku), Maud Gonne (University of Namur / UCLouvain), Ramunė Kasperavičienė (Kaunas University of Technology), Dainora Maumevičienė (Kaunas University of Technology), Reine Meylaerts (KU Leuven / University of Bloemfontein), Jean-Marc Moura (University of Paris Nanterre), Isabelle Nières-Chevrel (Rennes 2 University), Christina Schäffner (Aston University), Michael Schreiber (University of Mainz), Luc van Doorslaer (University of Tartu / Stellenbosch University)

This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

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