Russell West-Pavlov

German as Contact Zone eBook (ePDF + ePub)

Towards a Quantum Theory of Translation from the Global South
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This book suggests that linguistic translation is one minute province of an immense process of creative activity that constitutes the world as an ongoing dynamism of unceasing transformation. Building upon the speculative quantum gravity theory, which provides a narrative of the push-pull dynamics of transformative translation from the very smallest scales of reality to the very greatest, this book argues that the so-called ‘translative turn’ of the 1990s was correct in positing translation as a paradigmatic concept of transformation. More radically, the book stages a provocative ‘provincialization’ of linguistic translation, so that literary translation in particular is shown to display a remarkable awareness of its own participation in a larger creative ‘contact zone’. As a result, the German language, literary translations in and out of German, and the German-language classroom, can be understood respectively as ‘quantum’ contact zones.


Russell West-Pavlov is Professor of Anglophone Literatures at the University of Tübingen and Research Associate at the University of Pretoria.
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ISBN 978-3-8233-9143-2
EAN 9783823391432
Seiten 358
Format eBook PDF
Höhe 220
Breite 150
Ausgabename 18143-2
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Autor Russell West-Pavlov
Erscheinungsdatum 08.07.2020
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