Maria Tymoczko

Maria Tymoczko


Member of Advisory Board

Maria Tymoczko is professor in comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts. Her fields are: Translation Studies; Celtic medieval literature; and Irish Studies. Her critical studies The Irish "Ulysses" (University of California Press, 1994) and Translation in a Postcolonial Context (St. Jerome Publishing, 1999) have both won prizes and commendations. Professor Tymoczko has edited several volumes, including Born into a World at War (with Nancy Blackmun, 2000); Translation and Power (with Edwin Gentzler, 2002); Language and Tradition in Ireland (with Colin Ireland, 2003); Language and Identity in Twentieth-Century Irish Culture (with Colin Ireland, 2003; special issue of Éire-Ireland); and Translation as Resistance (2006, special section in the Massachusetts Review). Her most recent books are Enlarging Translation, Empowering Translators (St. Jerome Publishing, 2007), a major reconceptualization of translation theory, and the edited volume Translation, Resistance, Activism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010).

Articles


Articles
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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Interviews
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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Reviews
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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