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[CCL event] BCC 47th Round – Book Launch: “The translation of violence in children’s literature: Images from the Western Balkans”

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28 March 2022, 7pm - 8:30pm

Online via Zoom

[CCL event] Book Culture Club 47th Round | Book Launch: “The translation of violence in children’s literature: Images from the Western Balkans”

Considering children’s literature as a powerful repository for creating and proliferating cultural and national identities, this monograph is the first academic study of children’s literature in translation from the Western Balkans.

Marija Todorova looks at a broad range of children’s literature, from fiction to creative non-fiction and picture books, across five different countries in the Western Balkans, with each chapter including detailed textual and visual analysis through the predominant lens of violence. These chapters raise questions around who initiates and effectuates the selection of children’s literature from the Western Balkans for translation into English, and interrogate the role of different stakeholders, such as translators, publishers and cultural institutions in the representation and construction of these countries in translated children’s literature, both in text and visually.

The speakers will discuss a regional gap in the treatment of children’s literature in translation and topics of violence in children’s literature.

Date: 28 March 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Online via Zoom

Language: English

Speaker:

Dr. Marija Todorova
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies
HKBU

Guest speakers:

Dr. Robert Neather, TIIS

Prof. Mark Shuttleworth, TIIS

Prof. Brian Baer, Kent State University

Registration: Click here

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