In: World Literature Studies, vol. 14, no. 1
Year, pages: 2022, 3 - 17
Creativity. Randomness. Instrumentalism. Hermeneutics. Creative subtitles. Transdisciplinarity.
Article type: okrúhly stôl / roundtable
Document type: pdf
The discussion addresses a host of issues pertaining to various intersections between creativity and translation. Embracing the inevitable vagueness of the concepts, the speakers outline several clusters of topics, including the unpredictability of translation success (Susan Bassnett), critique of instrumentalism in translation (Lawrence Venuti) and the definition of the notion of creative subtitles (Jan Pedersen). The speakers also take positions on such complex and sometimes inherently contradictory issues as functional approaches to translation, source and target text, translation process, the pros and cons of new technologies in current translation practice and the lack of a true transdisciplinary dialogue felt in today’ s translation studies. The last point hints at a problem the discipline has been facing for a while: although the field has (for the most part) been incorporating inspiration from other research areas, disciplines for which translation is crucial (as a means of acquiring research corpora, disseminating results, etc.) still tend to overlook the translational character of their work. “Translation and creativity in the 21st century” springs from a roundtable that took place at Translation, Interpreting and Culture 2: Rehumanising Translation Studies (TIC 2) conference held on 22–24 September 2021 in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. TIC 2 was the second in the series of translation and interpreting studies conferences organized by scholars and professionals affiliated with several Slovak and European institutions. The 2021 organizational team was managed by Associate Professor Martin Djovčoš (Matej Bel University).
How to cite:
Bassnett, S., Venuti, L., Pedersen, J., Hostová, I. 2022. Translation and creativity in the 21st century. In World Literature Studies, vol. 14, no.1, pp. 3-17. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2022.14.1.1
Bassnett, S., Venuti, L., Pedersen, J., Hostová, I. (2022). Translation and creativity in the 21st century. World Literature Studies, 14(1), 3-17. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2022.14.1.1
Publisher: ÚSvL SAV, v. v. i.
Published: 6. 4. 2022