Queer Theory and Translation Studies: Language, Politics, Desire

1st Edition

Brian James Baer

July 20, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781138200326 - CAT# Y288953
Series: New Perspectives in Translation and Interpreting Studies

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This ground-breaking book explores the relevance of queer theory to Translation Studies and of translation to Queer Studies. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of the origins and evolution of queer theory, this volume places Queer Theory and Translation Studies in a productive and mutually interrogating relationship.

After framing the discussion of actual and potential interfaces between queer sexuality and queer textuality, the chapters trace the transnational circulation of queer texts, focusing on the place of translation in "gay" anthologies, the packaging of queer life writing for global audiences, and the translation of lyric poetry as a distinct site of queer performativity. Baer analyses fictional translators in literature and film, historical and ethnographic studies of sexual and linguistic others, the work of queer translators and the reception of queer texts in translation.

Including a range of case studies to exemplify key ethical issues relevant to all scholars of global sexuality and postcolonial studies, this book is essential reading for advanced students, scholars and researchers in translation studies, gender and sexuality studies, and related areas.


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