Project

Totalitarian Translation: Francoist Techniques of Text Stabilization

Code
01N16719
Duration
01 November 2019 → 31 August 2024
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Development of methods and techniques
    • Spanish language
    • Comparative literature studies
    • Literary translation
    • Poetics
Keywords
Francoism translation ideology censorship propaganda
 
Project description

Great works are infinitely meaningful, semantically unstable. By contrast, Franco’s (1939-75) strategy was to stabilize the meaning of public discourse. How did the Francoist censorship hermeneutics deal with interpretive (in)stability? Which text-stabilizing techniques do Francoist translations exhibit? This project involves a status quaestionis and a self-developed case (translation from the French, English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish).