ABSTRACT

Both in the sheer breadth and in the detail of their coverage the essays in these two volumes challenge hegemonic thinking on the subject of translation. Engaging throughout with issues of representation in a postmodern and postcolonial world, Translating Others investigates the complex processes of projection, recognition, displacement and 'othering' effected not only by translation practices but also by translation studies as developed in the West. At the same time, the volumes document the increasing awareness the the world is peopled by others who also translate, often in ways radically different from and hitherto largely ignored by the modes of translating conceptualized in Western discourses.

 

The languages covered in individual contributions include Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Rajasthani, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Tibetan and Turkish as well as the Europhone literatures of Africa, the tongues of medieval Europe, and some major languages of Egypt's five thousand year history. Neighbouring disciplines invoked include anthropology, semiotics, museum and folklore studies, librarianship and the history of writing systems.

 

Contributors to Volume 2: Paul Bandia, Red Chan, Sukanta Chaudhuri, Annmarie Drury, Ruth Evans, Fabrizio Ferrari, Daniel Gallimore, Hephzibah Israel, John Tszpang Lai, Kenneth Liu-Szu-han, Ibrahim Muhawi, Martin Orwin, Carol O'Sullivan, Saliha Parker, Stephen Quirke and Kate Sturge.

Part 1 Memory and Emergence; Chapter 1 Translation Choices across Five Thousand Years, Stephen Quirke; Chapter 2 Invisible Translation, Yukino Semizu; Chapter 3 Vulgar Eloquence?, Ruth Evans; Chapter 4 Translation and the Creation of Genre, Myriam Salama-Carr; Chapter 5 Ottoman Conceptions of Translation and its Practice, Saliha Paker; Chapter 6 African Europhone Literature and Writing as Translation, Paul Bandia; Part 2 Hearing Voices; Chapter 7 Towards a Folkloristic Theory of Translation, Ibrahim Muhawi; Chapter 8 Retranslating Ireland, Carol O’Sullivan; Chapter 9 The Hoe as We Know It, Annmarie Drury; Chapter 10 On Translating Somali Poetry, Martin Orwin; Chapter 11 The Uselessness of Translation in the Bengali Dharma-p?j?, Fabrizio M. Ferrari; Part 3 Image and Agency; Chapter 12 The Other on Display, Kate Sturge; Chapter 13 Translating the Bible in Nineteenth-Century India, Hephzibah Israel; Chapter 14 Christian Tracts in Chinese Costume, John Tsz-Pang Lai; Chapter 15 Measuring Distance, Daniel Gallimore; Chapter 16 Translation and Cultural Exportation, Kenneth S. H. Liu;