Reading More Intimately: An Interrogation of Translation Studies Through Self-Translation

Salesian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 3 No. 1 (66-72), ISSN 0976-1861, May 2012

10 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2012

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

While the poststructural turn has made the study of translation more self-reflexive, it has not made translation studies scholars rethink the fundamental assumptions of translation process. As a result, many practices in the nature of translation have not only got marginalised but have been rendered invisible within translation studies. One such practice is self-translation. This paper tries to read the process of self-translation closely and thereby raise critical questions on the assumptions about translation. The paper will conclude by positing self-translation as an important domain for scholarly engagement by drawing attention to the potential of such a move to make translation studies more nuanced.

Keywords: Self-translation, translation studies, translation, postcolonialism, Karnad, Tagore

Suggested Citation

Pinto, Anil Joseph, Reading More Intimately: An Interrogation of Translation Studies Through Self-Translation (January 1, 2012). Salesian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 3 No. 1 (66-72), ISSN 0976-1861, May 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2136459

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