Series Editor: Terence Hawkes
To Be Published October 10th 2013 by Routledge – 224 pages
Series: New Accents
In the late 1970s a new academic discipline was born: Translation Studies. We could not read literature in translation, it was argued, without asking ourselves if linguistic and cultural phenomena really were 'translatable' and exploring in some depth the concept of 'equivalence'. When Susan Bassnett's Translation Studies appeared in the New Accents series, it quickly became the one introduction every student and interested reader had to own. Susan Bassnett tackles the crucial problems of translation and offers a history of translation theory, beginning with the ancient Romans and encompassing key twentieth-century structuralist work. She then explores specific problems of literary translation through a close, practical analysis of texts.
The 4th edition remains essential reading for anyone new to the field and has been updated to include the following:
The Cultural Turn in Translation Studies
Translation and Power
Translation and new technology
The ‘Translational Turn’
Preface to the fourth edition
Chapter 1 Central issues
Chapter 2 History of translation theory
Chapter 3 Specific problems of literary translation
Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick. She has published extensively on translation, and her best known books include Reflections on Translation (2011), Constructing Cultures written with André Lefevere (1996) and Post-Colonial Translation co-edited with Harish Trivedi (1999). She translates from several languages and lectures on aspects of translation all over the world.