Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality

Translating Feminism

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Text, Place and Agency

Editors: Bracke, M.A., Bullock, J.C., Morris, P., Schulz, K. (Eds.)

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  • Adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the social and political meanings of translation
  • Casts a fresh eye on historical and contemporary feminisms by examining them in their global contexts
  • Bridges the gap between empirical research and theoretical concepts
  • Re-imagines the established understanding of the feminist canon
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This edited book addresses the diversity across time and space of the sites, actors and practices of feminist translation from 1945-2000. The contributors examine what happens when a politically motivated text is translated linguistically and culturally, the translators and their aims, and the strategies employed when adapting texts to locally resonating discourses. The collection aims to answer these questions through case studies and a conceptual rethinking of the process of politically engaged translation, considering not only trained translators and publishers, but also feminist activists and groups, NGOs and writers. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of translation studies, gender/women's studies, literature and feminist history.

About the authors

Maud Anne Bracke is a Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Julia C. Bullock is Professor of Japanese Studies at Emory University, USA.
Penelope Morris is Dean for Global Engagement and Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Kristina Schulz is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

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In these times of the intensified transnational flows of feminist knowledges, translation has become central to the cross-border travels of feminist theories and practices. This innovative multidisciplinary book gathers a rich range of essays from diverse epistemological formations to explore the many ways translation actively participates in building feminist agendas in “transnational, translingual and transcultural encounters,” while always sensitive to a “politics of location.”  The anthology makes a much-needed contribution and will surely become required reading for those engaged in the burgeoning field of transnational feminism and translation studies.

Claudia J de Lima Costa, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

 

The diverse selection of essays in this book mark the astounding interdisciplinary nature of feminist thinking, writing, translation and activism since 1945, analyzing both very pragmatic hands-on initiatives and the theoretical, socio-political and cultural contexts these emerged from and moved towards. The book’s focus on the transnational impact and effects of feminist work  - across boundaries of culture and language from Argentina and Spain to Russia, France, China, Iraq and all across Europe and North America - make it of particular interest to cultural studies, translation studies and comparative literary studies.

Luise von Flotow, University of Ottawa, Canada


This innovative collection is the first to systematically address the role of (para)translation as part of the history of feminism(s). With a focus on the period since 1945, an era of accelerated globalization, and with case studies ranging from Le Deuxième Sexe to women’s bookstores and liberation calendars and including China, Iran, Russia and Spain, this multi-disciplinary book significantly enhances our understanding of the complexity and politics of the translation of texts and concepts in the transnational history of feminism. Highly recommended. 

Francisca de Haan, Central European University, Hungary


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Reconsidering Feminism Since 1945 Through Encounter, Translation, and Resignification: Towards a Historical Narrative

    Pages 1-42

    Bracke, Maud Anne (et al.)

  • The Many Faces of Beauvoir: Paratranslated Materiality in

    Pages 43-65

    Henry-Tierney, Pauline

  • Promoting Beauvoir: The Role of the Translator in Crafting a Literary Legacy

    Pages 67-89

    Bullock, Julia C.

  • Communicating Through Books, Spaces and Personal Exchange: Women’s Bookshops as Cultural Translators (1970s–1990s)

    Pages 91-115

    Bürgi, Lisia (et al.)

  • Transnational Transfers and Mainstream Mappings: Women’s Liberation Calendars of the 1970s and 1980s

    Pages 117-146

    Yoken, Hannah

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Translating Feminism
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Text, Place and Agency
Editors
  • Maud Anne Bracke
  • Julia C. Bullock
  • Penelope Morris
  • Kristina Schulz
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-79245-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-79245-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-79244-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 271
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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