Collaborative Research Unit

Translation and Culture

Acronym
TRACE
Co-ordinator
Other information
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Literary translation
Description
Research within Translation and Culture (TRACE) draws on methodologies from the interdisciplinary field of translation studies and focuses on translations of literary and other texts that serve as a cultural product. The group works in close collaboration with the Centre for Literature in Translation (CLIV). Members of the group analyse the discursive traces that translators leave in translation, both in terms of textual and paratextual shifts (prefaces, footnotes, annotations). Studies also consider the specific role of translators as cultural mediators in a given period and the interaction between the agents involved in the editorial and translation process.