English as a Literature in Translation

English as a Literature in Translation

by Fiona J. Doloughan

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Overview

For many writers writing in English today, English is but one of a number of languages, and by extension cultures, to which they have access. The question arises of the impact of this sometimes latent, sometimes explicit, multilingualism on generic and other literary forms and conventions. To what extent is English literature today a literature in translation in the sense that it is formed at the confluence of different literary and cultural traditions and is mediated or brokered by multilingual individuals? And to what extent might literary creativity today be premised on access to more than one language and/or set of cultural and literary traditions?

English as a Literature in Translation examines the complexities of writing in English and assesses the extent to which language practices in English have been localized and/or culturally inflected, even as English has become a global medium of communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501333170
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/18/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Fiona J. Doloughan is Lecturer in English at The Open University, UK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1 Introductory Chapter
2 Lost in Translation
3 A Wandering Bigamist of Language
4 Lives in Translation
5 Migration and Mobility
6 Border-Crossing and Literary Creativity
7 Concluding Remarks
References
Index

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