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Multilingual Currents in Literature, Translation, and Culture

Gilmour, Rachael and Steinitz, Tamar, eds. 2018. Multilingual Currents in Literature, Translation, and Culture. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138120532 [Edited Book]

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At a time increasingly dominated by globalization, migration, and the clash between supranational and ultranational ideologies, the relationship between language and borders has become more complicated and, in many ways, more consequential than ever. This book shows how concepts of ‘language’ and ‘multilingualism’ look different when viewed from Belize, Lagos, or London, and asks how ideas about literature and literary form must be remade in a contemporary cultural marketplace that is both linguistically diverse and interconnected, even as it remains profoundly unequal. Bringing together scholars from the fields of literary studies, applied linguistics, publishing, and translation studies, the volume investigates how multilingual realities shape not only the practice of writing but also modes of literary and cultural production. Chapters explore examples of literary multilingualism and their relationship to the institutions of publishing, translation, and canon-formation. They consider how literature can be read in relation to other multilingual and translational forms of contemporary cultural circulation and what new interpretative strategies such developments demand. In tracing the multilingual currents running across a globalized world, this book will appeal to the growing international readership at the intersections of comparative literature, world literature, postcolonial studies, literary theory and criticism, and translation studies.

Item Type:

Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Date:

2018

Item ID:

23703

Date Deposited:

09 Jul 2018 16:22

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 16:22

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23703

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