Tradition, Translation, Trauma: The Classic And The Modern

Hardcover | July 7, 2011

EditorJan Parker, Timothy Mathews

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Tradition, Trauma, Translation is concerned with how Classic texts - mainly Greek and Latin but also Arabic and Portuguese - become present in later cultures and how they resonate in the modern. A distinguished international team of contributors and responders examine the topic in differentways. Some discuss singular encounters with the Classic - those of Heaney, Pope, Fellini, Freud, Ibn Qutayba, Cavafy and others - and show how translations engage with the affective impact of texts over time and space. Poet-translator contributors draw on their own experience here. Others offerimages of translation: as movement of a text over time, space, language, and culture. Some of these images are resistant, even violent: tradition as silencing, translation as decapitation, cannibalistic reception. Others pose searching questions about the interaction of modernity with tradition: what is entailed in 'The Price of the Modern'? Drawing, as it does, on Classical,Modernist, Translation, Reception, Comparative Literary, and Intercultural Studies, the volume has the potential to suggest critiques of practice in these disciplines but also concerns that are common to all these fields.

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Tradition, Trauma, Translation is concerned with how Classic texts - mainly Greek and Latin but also Arabic and Portuguese - become present in later cultures and how they resonate in the modern. A distinguished international team of contributors and responders examine the topic in differentways. Some discuss singular encounters with th...

Jan Parker is Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University. Timothy Mathews is Professor of French and Comparative Criticism at University College London.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:July 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199554591

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Table of Contents

Susan Bassnett: PrologueJan Parker: Introduction: Images of Tradition, Translation, Trauma . . .I. Handing on, Making Anew, Refusing the ClassicFrederick Ahl: Proemion: Translating a Paean of Praise1. Lorna Hardwick: Fuzzy Connections: Classical Texts and Modern Poetry in English2. David Hopkins: Pope's Trojan Geography3. Pat Easterling: Sophoclean Journeys4. Matthew Fox: Cicero: Gentleman and Orator: Metaphors in Eighteenth Century Reception5. Richard Armstrong: Eating Eumolpus: Fellini Satyricon and Dreaming Tradition6. Rachel Bowlby: After Freud. Sophocles's Oedipus in the Twenty-First CenturyII. Modernity and its Price: Nostalgia and the Classic7. Christopher Prendergast: The Price of the Modern: Walter Benjamin and Counterfactuals8. Jonathan Monroe: Composite Cultures, Chaos Wor(l)ds: Relational Poetics, Textual Hybridity, and the Future of Opacity9. Ian Patterson: Time, Free Verse and the Gods of Modernism10. Wen-Chin Ouyang: Lost in Nostalgia: Modernity's Repressed OtherIII. The Time of Memory, the Time of Trauma11. Gail Holst-Warhaft: No Consolation: The Lamenting Voice and Public Memory12. Jane Montgomery Griffiths: The Abject Eidos: Trauma and the Body in Sophocles' Electra13. Jan Parker: What's Hecuba to him . . . that he should weep for her?14. George Rousseau: Modernism's Nostalgics, Nostalgia's Modernity15. Piotr Kuhiwczak: Mediating Trauma: How Do We Read the Holocaust Memoirs?16. Helena Buescu: History as Traumatic Memory: Das Africas17. Timothy Mathews: Reading the Invisible with Cess Nooteboom, Walter Benjamin and Alberto GiacomettiTimothy Mathews: Conclusion: Can Anyone Look in Both Directions at Once?Derek Attridge: Epilogue