1st Edition

New Perspectives on Gender and Translation New Voices for Transnational Dialogues

Edited By Eleonora Federici, José Santaemilia Copyright 2022
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    This collection expands the body of research on the intersection of gender and translation to highlight perspectives across different countries in Europe, showcasing developments in the field from its origins in the emergence of feminist translation in Quebec over the last thirty years.

    Building off seminal work on feminist translation by scholars in Canada in the 1980s and 1990s, the book explores the evolution of the discipline in shifting translation practices and research across a range of European countries, with a focus on underrepresented areas such as Malta, Serbia, and Poland. The different chapters examine key developments such as the critical reframing of gender and identity, the viewing of historical translation activity by women through the lens of ideological and political motivations, and the analysis of socio-political contexts where feminist or gender-inspired translation has impacted translators’ practices. The volume looks concurrently at the European context and beyond it, putting the spotlight on new voices in translation and gender research in the region but also encouraging transnational dialogues on key issues in the discipline, pushing the field further into new directions.

    This book will be of particular interest to scholars in translation studies, gender studies, and European literature.


    List of contributors


    A European Gender and Translation Geography: A Diversity of Voices for Transnational Dialogues

    Eleonora Federici and José Santaemilia

    1 Gender and Translation in/from Europe: Reviewing the Translation and Feminism Interface

    José Santaemilia

    2 Three Generations of British Women Translators: Sarah Austin’s Legacy in the Long Nineteenth Century

    Claudia Capancioni

    3 Multilingualism and Women Translators in the Mediterranean Island of Malta

    Clare Vassallo

    4 Polish Women Translators in the 20th Century

    Ewa Rajewska

    5 There is Only One Way in Serbia: The Reception of Gender Equality in Serbian Translation

    Sonja Đurić

    6 Reclaiming Ancestry/Resisting Amnesia: Finding the ‘Other’ Half in Portuguese-American Women Writers

    Maria Amélia Ribeiro de Carvalho

    7 ‘The Personal is Political’: Radical Feminism and Translation in the Post-Franco Era

    Pilar Godayol

    8 Feminisms Across the Ocean: Translating Theories and Practices

    Eleonora Federici

    9 (Un)Successful Feminisms? Mapping Chick Lit Fiction in Europe

    Vanessa Leonardi

    10 Marie Darrieussecq Translator; or How to Write French from a Female Body

    Pascale Sardin




    Eleonora Federici is Associate Professor of English and Translation Studies at the University of Ferrara, Italy.

    José Santaemilia is a legal and literary translator and Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Valencia, Spain.