Erasing the signs of labour under the signs of happiness: ‘joy’ and ‘fidelity’ as bromides in literary translation

Collins, S. (2018) Erasing the signs of labour under the signs of happiness: ‘joy’ and ‘fidelity’ as bromides in literary translation. Poetry Review, 108(2), pp. 46-54.

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Abstract

A Creative Non-Fiction piece on my experiences of language and translating incorporating elements of Critical and Translation Theory. By deconstructing popular phrases pertaining to translation, including those invoking ‘joy’ and ‘fidelity’/‘faithfulness’, the essay concludes by offering ‘intimacy’ as the basis for an alternative paradigm for literary translation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Collins, Sophie
Authors: Collins, S.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Poetry Review
Publisher:Poetry Society
ISSN:0032-2156

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