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Conference on Russian translation, Exeter, April 2008

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  • Anthony Pym
    ... Call for papers: Pushkin s Post-horses. A Conference on Literary Translation in Russian Culture 14-15 April 2008 at the University of Exeter, Devon, UK In
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      >>> E.F.Lygo@... 2007-05-30 09:56 >>>
      Call for papers:


      Pushkin's Post-horses.
      A Conference on Literary Translation in Russian Culture
      14-15 April 2008 at the University of Exeter, Devon, UK


      In 1830 Pushkin described literary translators as the 'post-horses of
      enlightenment' - an image of unacknowledged toilers in the service of
      bringing to Russia education and culture from the rest of the world.
      Translation has consistently provided a channel for the introduction
      to


      Russia of new ideas and trends in literature and the arts. In Russia,
      translators have pursued their profession for myriad reasons: from a
      belief
      in the transformation and westernisation of Russian culture, to an
      avoidance of the overtly political agenda of Soviet literary
      publishing, to
      the market incentives provided by translating potboilers and pulp
      fiction
      in post-Soviet Russia. This conference will examine the position and
      significance of translation and translators across Russian and Soviet
      history. Topics might concern but are not confined to the following
      areas:


      The impact of translation on Russian literature in any period
      The politics of translation within Russia and/or the USSR
      Theories of translation in Russia
      Translation and censorship
      Translation from a particular language or region into Russian
      Individual translators' lives and work



      All enquiries or abstracts should be addressed to Emily Lygo
      (E.F.Lygo@...) no later than 1st October 2007



      Dr Emily Lygo
      Lecturer in Russian
      University of Exeter
      The Queen's Building
      The Queen's Drive
      Exeter
      EX4 4QH
      UK
      01392 264311
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