edited by Regina Galasso and Evelyn Scaramella
contributions by Jennifer Duprey, Hugh Hazelton, Esther Allen, Urayoán Noel, Peter Bush, Regina Galasso, Evelyn Scaramella, Suzanne Jill Levine, Ilan Stavans, Alicia Borinsky, Christopher Maurer, Nicholas Cifuentes Goodbody and Charles Hatfield
Bucknell University Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-1-68448-059-3 | Paper: 978-1-68448-055-5 | Cloth: 978-1-68448-056-2
Library of Congress Classification PQ6046.C57A94 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 860.9358209732

Winner of the 2020 SAMLA Studies Book Award — Edited Collection

Cities both near and far communicate in a variety of ways. Travel between, through, and among urban centers initiates contact, and cities themselves are sites of ever-changing cultural and historical encounters. Predictable and surprising challenges and opportunities arise when city borders are crossed, voices meet, and artistic traditions find their counterparts. Using the Latin word for “translation,” translatio, or “to carry across,” as a point of departure, Avenues of Translation explores how translation perpetuates, diversifies, deepens, and expands the literary production of cities in their greater cultural context, and how translation shapes an understanding of and access to a city's past and present literary and cultural practices. Thinking about translation and the city is a way to tell the backstories of the cities, texts, and authors that are united by acts of translation.

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