1632Re: [itit] Literature about cultural realia
- Dec 4, 2006Dear Pieter,
I suggest you start with consulting bibliographies. There are very good ones
in Translation Studies these days, both printed and online. St. Jerome
Publishers in Manchester have for years published Translation Studies
Abstracts, which I am sure you will be able to find in at least some library
in Leuven. It is also available online, as is Benjamins' Translation
Studies Bibliography, a very good one, too. Just to check I consulted it for
"realia" (try other keywords as well) and got 33 hits. One work that I was
surprised was missing though is Pekka Kujamäki's Deutsche Stimmen für Sieben
Brüder (1998, Peter Lang), a study of Finnish realia in different
translations into German of the Finnish author Aleksis Kivi's classic work.
An article based on the book has appeared in Target a few years back.
Online bibliographies usually cost, but your university or department
library may have a licence for students to use.
Your supervisor probably is from outside the TS community as s/he did not
orient you to these bibliographies. Perhaps you can find a peer group
comprising of other PhD studends within TS nearby? There is also good
methodological discussion on the European Society of Translation Studies
website http://www.est-translationstudies.org/. Another useful link is the
website of Anthony Pym, the founder of the [itit] discussion site:
Wishing you success in your research,
University of Helsinki
ainaus pieterboulogne <pieterboulogne@...>:
> Dear researchers, translators and other readers,--
> Since october 2006 I'm working at the department of Slavonic Studies
> of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) on a dissertation
> about the first Dutch translations of F. M. Dostoevskij.
> In my descriptive study, I will focus on the way how culturally marked
> aspects of the source text are represented in the Dutch target text.
> Therefor I'm collecting academic literature about (the translation of)
> cultural realia in a wide sense (i.e. not only on the lexical level).
> Can anybody provide me useful information about existing literature on
> this topic?
> Thank you for your help!
> Best regards,
> Pieter Boulogne
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