Changing the terms: translating in the postcolonial era by SHERRY SIMON


This quantity explores the theoretical foundations of postcolonial translation in settings as assorted as Malaysia, eire, India and South the USA. altering the phrases examines stimulating hyperlinks which are presently being solid among linguistics, literature and cultural thought. In doing so, the authors probe advanced sequences of intercultural touch, fusion and breach. The influence that background and politics have had at the function of translation within the evolution of literary and cultural relatives is investigated in interesting element.

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1996. 142-59, London: Faber and Faber. STOKER, Bram. 1993. Dracula. London: Everyman. WELCH,Robert. Gerrards Cross: Colin Srnythe. 1997. " Translation lreland 11, no. 2: 13-15. WILLIAMS, Nicholas. Baile Atha Cliath: An C16chomhar. "COLONIZATION," RESISTANCE AND THE USES OF POSTCOLONIAL TRANSLATION THEORY IN TWENTlETH-CENTURY CHINA Leo Tak-hung Chan Lingnan College (Hong Kong) Discussions of postcolonial translations have come into vogue in recent years. Originally a term used extensively in literary theory, "postcoloniality" seems suddenly to have been given a prominent part to play in research on translation in Third World countries, particularly India.

The Memoirs project embodied the epistemic ambition of Empire in its desire to produce a total knowledge of the lives of its subjects. However, only one of the Memoirs was produced-Memoir ofthe County of hndonderiy (1837). There was increasing hostility to the project on the grounds of cost and, more importantly, political unsafeness. Boyne writes, "In some quarters it was stated that the historical and social sections of the memoirs would revive political animosities, provoke intense patriotic feeling, and make much more bitter the deep divisions between members of different religions, between the governing classes and those governed, between former and present holders of land," 22.

Captain Thomas Lee, an English soldier who dreamed of establishing a "principality" for himself during the Elizabethan period on the borders of Kildare and Wicklow, manied an Irish-speaking Irishwoman. He also employed his wife as translatorlinterpreter in a plot to eliminate one of his most dangerous native-Irish rivals. Her political sympathies were, however, with the Irish rebels to whom she betrayed Lee's military plans (see Jackson 1973,24). The invisibility of the translator in colonial contexts is more often than not a pious fiction that is structurally programmed to implode.

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