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Routledge Research on Translation and Interpreting History


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Routledge Research on Translation and Interpreting History showcases cutting-edge research in English on the interdisciplinary dialogue between translation and interpreting studies and historical perspectives. Building off the emergence of translation and interpreting history as a subdiscipline of the field in its own right, the series features interdisciplinary work spanning a range of cultural and geographical contexts which engages in the treatment of translation and translation practice as social and historical events. Primary research in translation and interpreting history will be explored, as will critical reflections on theoretical and methodological developments and innovations in the field. The series brings together and pushes forward original research in translation and interpreting history, making the series of particular interest to graduate students, researchers, and scholars in translation and interpreting studies, as well as related fields including comparative literature, history, and cultural studies. 

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Retracing the History of Literary Translation in Poland People, Politics, Poetics

Retracing the History of Literary Translation in Poland: People, Politics, Poetics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Magda Heydel, Zofia Ziemann
August 12, 2021

This book, the first of its kind for an English-language audience, introduces a fresh perspective on the Polish literary translation landscape, providing unique insights into the social, political, and ideological underpinnings of Polish translation history. Employing a problem-based approach, the ...

Queering Translation History Shakespeare’s Sonnets in Czech and Slovak Transformations

Queering Translation History: Shakespeare’s Sonnets in Czech and Slovak Transformations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Eva Spišiaková
June 29, 2021

This innovative work challenges normative binaries in contemporary translation studies and applies frameworks from queer historiography to the discipline in order to explore shifting perceptions of same-sex love and desire in translations and retranslations of William Shakespeare’s Sonnets. The ...

Languages in the Crossfire Interpreters in the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939)

Languages in the Crossfire: Interpreters in the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939)

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jesús Baigorri-Jalón
June 22, 2021

This book sheds light on the important role played by interpreters during the Spanish Civil War, offering a historical overview of the ways in which interpreters on both sides mediated the myriad linguistic, cultural, and ethical difficulties of wartime communication. Drawing on archives, ...

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