Children's Literature in Translation: Texts and Contexts (Paperback)

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By Jan Van Van Coillie (Editor), Jack McMartin (Editor)
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For many of us, our earliest and most meaningful experiences with literature occur through the medium of a translated children's book. This volume focuses on the complex interplay that happens between text and context when works of children's literature are translated: what contexts of production and reception account for how translated children's books come to be made and read as they are? How are translated children's books adapted to suit the context of a new culture? Spanning the disciplines of Children's Literature Studies and Translation Studies, this book brings together established and emerging voices to provide an overview of the analytical, empirical and geographic richness of current research in this field and to identify and reflect on common insights, analytical perspectives and trajectories for future interdisciplinary research.

This volume will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience of scholars and students in Translation Studies and Children's Literature Studies and related disciplines. It has a broad geographic and cultural scope, with contributions dealing with translated children's literature in the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, Spain, France, Brazil, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, China, the former Yugoslavia, Sweden, Germany, and Belgium.

Contributors: Val rie Alfv n (Stockholm University), Delia Guijarro Arribas (EHESS), Michal Borodo (Kazimierz Wielki University), Anna K rchy (University of Szeged), Gillian Lathey (University of Roehampton), Charlotte Lindgren (Dalarna University), Jack McMartin (KU Leuven), Lia A. Miranda de Lima (University of Bras lia), Marija Zlatnar Moe (University of Ljubljana), Emer O'Sullivan (Leuphana University L neburg), Germana H. Pereira (University of Bras lia), Anna Olga Prudente De Oliveira (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro), Annalisa Sezzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Zohar Shavit (Tel Aviv University), Marija Todorova (Hong Kong Polythechnic University), Jan Van Coillie (KU Leuven), Sara Van Meerbergen (University of Stockholm), Li Xueyi (independent scholar), Tanja Zigon (University of Ljubljana)

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About the Author

Jan Van Coillie is emeritus professor at the Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven where he taught Applied Linguistics, Children's Literature and Children's Literature and Translation. Jack McMartin is a postdoctoral researcher in Translation Studies at KU Leuven and vice-director of the Centre for Reception Studies at KU Leuven, Brussels Campus.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789462702226
ISBN-10: 9462702225
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2020
Pages: 270
Language: English