Susannah Radstone, Rita Wilson
September 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780367111250 - CAT# K407059
Series: Creative, Social and Transnational Perspectives on Translation
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This international and interdisciplinary volume explores the relations between translation, migration, and memory. Examining the connections between translation, memory, and migration, the volume brings together humanities researchers from a range of disciplines including history, museum studies, memory studies, translation studies, and literary, cultural, and media studies. The innovatory perspective adopted by Translating Worlds understands translation’s explanatory reach as extending beyond the comprehension of one language by another to encompass those complex and multi-layered processes of parsing by means of which the unfamiliar and the familiar, the old home and the new are brought into conversation and connection.
Themes discussed include:
· How memories of lost homes act as aids or hindrances to homemaking in new worlds;
· How cultural memories are translated in new cultural contexts;
· Migration, affect, memory, and translation
· Migration, language, and transcultural memory;
· Migration, traumatic memory, and translation.
Section 1: Migrating and Translating Memory across Multiple Fields 1. The Lost Clock: Remembering and Translating Enigmatic Messages from Migrant Objects 2. Tactile Translations: Re-Locating the Northern Irish Disappeared (Alison Ribeiro de Menezes) 3. The Past in the Present: Life Narratives and Trauma in the Vietnamese Diaspora 4. Beyond the Written: Embodying the Sensorial as an Act of Remembering 5. ‘Having Left, Not Having—Yet—Arrived’: Migrant Interiority, Translation, and Memory’ Section 2: Translating and Migrating Languages, Ideologies, and Identities 6. ‘There Was a Woman, a Translator, Who Wanted to Be Another Person’: Jhumpa Lahiri and the Exchange Politics of Linguistic Exile 7. Foiba: Genealogy of an Untranslatable Word 8. Translating Australia: Language, Migrant Education, and Television 9. Can We Talk About Poland?: Intergenerational Translations of Home 10. Changing Places: Translational Narratives of Migration, Cultural Memory, and Belonging