Translation: a transdisciplinary journal.

translation is an international peer-reviewed journal, which from January 2012 is published twice a year. The journal—a collaborative initiative of the Nida School of Translation Studies—takes as its main mission the collection and representation of the ways in which translation as a fundamental element of culture transforms our contemporary world. Our ambition is to create a forum for the discussion of translation, offering an open space for debate and reflection on what we call post-translation studies, moving beyond disciplinary boundaries towards wider transdisciplinary discourses on the translational nature of societies which are increasingly hybrid, diasporic, border-crossing, intercultural, multilingual, and global.

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Edwin Gentzler

Abstract: Traditional definitions of translation invariably include a border over or through which translation is ‘carried across’. Studies in semiotics suggest that the borders tend to be more multiple and permeable than traditionally conceived. What if we erase the border completely and rethink translation as an always ongoing process of every communication?

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This space is reserved for articles that for various reasons are published solely on the web and not in the journal’s paper version. 

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Paschalis Nikolaou

How does one reflect on translation? For Susan Bassnett, one of the world’s foremost thinkers in translation studies – it is a field she helped into being, no less – this is a question answered incrementally, and over time. Her Reflections on Translation collects critical pieces that appeared, for the most part, in the ITI Bulletin; their significance immediately connects to the author’s name, but the usefulness of – and often, sheer enjoyment in – reading them owes also to an adopted style and approach to communicating what’s really important. 

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As a first thread to this new blog, we invite you to post your impressions, opinions and suggestions about the journal’s web site. What works and what does not? What is lacking? What could be changed?

In the future we hope the blog can be a space for immediate feedback on articles and debates on the journal’s web site.

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