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Translating the Literatures of Small European Nations

Rajendra Chitnis, Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Rhian Atkin, and Zoran Milutinovic


This volume examines how, why and with what success smaller European literatures – written in less well-known languages from less familiar traditions – endeavour through translation to reach international readers. It argues that prevailing nation- and world-centred theoretical approaches have failed to provide an adequate understanding of the international circulation of these literatures, and instead advocates and models a comparative, interdisciplinary approach that consistently tests theory against concrete experience and practice, and combines literary, historiographical and translation me ... More

Keywords: Small European Nations, Translation studies, World literature, Publishing, Gatekeepers

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620528
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rajendra Chitnis, editor

Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, editor

Rhian Atkin, editor

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Rajendra Chitnis (University of Bristol) and Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (UCL)

Chapter Three Supply-driven Translation: Compensating for Lack of Demand

Ondřej Vimr (Institute of Czech Literature, Czech Academy of Sciences)

Chapter Eight Gender, Genre and Nation: Nineteenth-century Swedish Women Writers on Export

Gunilla Hermansson and Yvonne Leffler (University of Gothenburg)

Coda: When Small is Big and Big is Small

Svend Erik Larsen (Aarhus University/Sichuan University)

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