The journal: a presentation

We are honored to introduce the twenty-two prominent scholars who have accepted to serve as members of translation’s advisory board, and are grateful to them for supporting our project. With this publication, we let the words of each of these scholars represent their initial positions. Their words, whether written explicitly for this journal or taken from their previously published work (notes and/or references of original publications are not included here), represent suggestions, directions, and even programs for the journal’s future issues. While presenting each member of the advisory board with a short bio–bibliography, we have made rhizomatic collages of their texts, creating links and even unexpected and surprising connections between them, with a view to stimulating ideas for a new reflection on translation. These connections are organized according to a selection of key words that are representative of the vision of the journal; they are intended to function like guidelines for reading the texts and to invite reflection about translation.

The Invisibility of the African Interpreter
Jeanne Garane

"Les interprètes le font tourner dans un petit cercle d'intrigues.” (The interpreters keep him turning in a narrow circle of intrigues.) Robert Delavignette, Service africain

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Interview with Robert J.C. Young

translation editor Siri Nergaard met with Robert J. C. Young in New Your City on September14th 2012 at the Nida Research Symposium.

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Reflections on Translation
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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