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LINGUIST List 22.2622

Thu Jun 23 2011

Books: Translation/Applied Ling/History of Ling/Ling & Lit: O'Driscoll

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        1.     Christian Bieri , Retranslation through the Centuries: O'Driscoll

Message 1: Retranslation through the Centuries: O'Driscoll
Date: 22-Jun-2011
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Retranslation through the Centuries: O'Driscoll
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Title: Retranslation through the Centuries
Subtitle: Jules Verne in English
Series Title: New Trends in Translation Studies - Volume 5
Published: 2011
Publisher: Peter Lang AG

Author: Kieran O'Driscoll
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034302364 Pages: 302 Price: U.S. $ 63.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034302364 Pages: 302 Price: U.K. £ 37.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034302364 Pages: 302 Price: Europe EURO 41.10 Comment: for Germany EURO 44.00, for Austria EURO 45.20 (inc. VAT)

Making a contribution to the still under-researched translation history of
Verne's Extraordinary Journeys, this book examines the causes of a
selection of renderings from French into English of the 1873 Jules Verne
novel Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the World in Eighty
Days). This study integrates a number of methodologies in order to offer a
comprehensive explanation of translation outcomes. It presents a diachronic
investigation of the multiple interacting translation causes which have
produced various retranslations of the same work.

A corpus of target texts, from 1873 to 2004, is analysed in order to
discover the translation strategies employed and their likely causes using
Pym's (1998) model of the four Aristotelian causes of social phenomena, as
applied to translation. Translators' biographical details are studied to
ascertain the agency of the translator. The book addresses the difficulties
encountered in uncovering biographical information on certain translators,
and the considerations involved in selecting a suitable corpus of
retranslated texts. It provides some understanding of the reasons for which
retranslations of a canonical novel are undertaken and contributes to
arguments concerning translation universals.

Contents: Translation Studies - Multiple causation of translation outcomes
- Norms of translation - Translatorial agency - Retranslation theory -
Translation history - Jules Verne Studies.

Kieran O'Driscoll was awarded his MA in 2006 and doctorate in 2010 by
Dublin City University. His research interests centre on the multiple
causes of literary retranslation outcomes, translation history and Verne
literary studies, and he has published a number of articles on Verne's
literature in translation. He is a published literary translator and is
currently engaged in a major project for the North American Jules Verne
Society, translating, with a team of US-based Verne scholars, a number of
Verne's lesser known literary works into English.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            History of Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
                            Philosophy of Language

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)

Written In: English (eng )

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