The Art of Accommodation: Literary Translation in Russia by Leon BurnettThe Art of Accommodation: Literary Translation in Russia by Leon Burnett

The Art of Accommodation: Literary Translation in Russia

EditorLeon Burnett, Emily Lygo

Paperback | June 4, 2013

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This collection of essays is a seminal contribution to the establishment of translation theory within the field of Russian literature and culture. It brings together the work of established academics and younger scholars from the United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, Sweden and France in an area of academic study that has been largely neglected in the Anglophone world. The essays in the volume are linked by the conviction that the introduction of any new text into a host culture should always be considered in conjunction with adjustments to prevailing conventions within that culture. The case studies in the collection, which cover literary translation in Russia from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century, demonstrate how Russian culture has interpreted and accommodated translated texts, and how translators and publishers have used translation as a means of responding to the literary, social and political conditions of their times. In integrating research in the area of translated works more closely into the study of Russian literature and culture generally, this publication represents an important development in current research.
Leon Burnett is Reader in Literature at the University of Essex, where he is currently director of the Centre for Myth Studies. His research interests are mainly in comparative and Russian literature. A former member of the executive committee of the British Comparative Literature Association, he was the main editor of its journal, New...
Title:The Art of Accommodation: Literary Translation in RussiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783034307437

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Table of Contents

Contents: Alexei Evstratov: Drama Translation in Eighteenth-Century Russia: Masters and Servants on the Court Stage in the 1760s – Brian James Baer: Vasilii Zhukovskii, Translator: Accommodating Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia – Natalia Olshanskaya: Turgenev’s Letters on Translation – Leon Burnett: Turgenev and the Translation of the Quixotic – Katharine Hodgson: Heine and Genre: Iurii Tynianov’s Translations of Heine’s poetry – Susanna Witt: Arts of Accommodation: The First All-Union Conference of Translators, Moscow, 1936, and the Ideologization of Norms – Elena Zemskova: Translators in the Soviet Writers’ Union: Pasternak’s Translations from Georgian Poets and the Literary Process of the Mid-1930s – Aleksei Semenenko: Identity, Canon and Translation: Hamlets by Polevoi and Pasternak – Philip Ross Bullock: Not One of Us? The Paradoxes of Translating Oscar Wilde in the Soviet Union – Emily Lygo: Free Verse and Soviet Poetry in the Post-Stalin Period.

Editorial Reviews

«‘The Art of Accomodation’ should be in every academic library, and every scholar of translation in and of Russian, as well as thoughtful students and scholars of Russian literature, will want to refer to it.» (Sibelan Forrester, The Russian Review 73, 2013/2)