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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature : Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages: Translating Cultures Series Number 54 - Ananya Jahanara Kabir

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature

Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages: Translating Cultures Series Number 54

By: Ananya Jahanara Kabir (Editor), Deanne Williams (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th April 2005
ISBN: 9780521827317
Number Of Pages: 316

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This collection of original essays is dedicated to exploring the intersections between medieval and postcolonial studies. Ranging across a variety of academic disciplines, from art history to cartography, and from Anglo-Saxon to Hispanic studies, this volume highlights the connections between medieval and postcolonial studies through the exploration of a theme common to both areas of study: translation as a mechanism of and metaphor for cultures in contact, confrontation and competition. Drawing upon the widespread medieval trope of the translation of empire and culture, this collection engages the concept of translation from its most narrow, lexicographic sense, to the broader applications of its literal meaning, to carry across. It carries the multilingual, multicultural realities of medieval studies to postcolonial analyses of the coercive and subversive powers of cultural translation, offering a set of case studies of translation as the transfer of language, culture, and power.

"This book examines intersections between medieval and postcolonial studies by considering discourses of translation as a primary metaphor for the clash of cultures. His work will benefit scholars interested in postcolonial dialectic." CHOICE "The application of postcolonial theory to the study of medieval texts has developed into something of a boom industry over the past five years, and this collection adds greatly to the case for the continued relevance of this approach...The unified nature of this collection is one of its chief virtues, constituting an extended interrogation of the role of translation, in the many senses of the term." -Modern Philology

Introduction
A return to wonder
The Afterlife of Rome
Anglo-Saxon England and the postcolonial void
Mapping the ends of Empire
'On Fagne Flor': the post-colonial Beowulf, from Heorot to Heaney
Orientalism Before 1600
Alexander in the Orient: bodies and boundaries in the Roman de toute chevalerie
Gower's monster
Turks as Trojans, Trojans as Turks: visual imagery of the Trojan War and the politics of cultural identity in fifteenth-century Europe
Memory and Nostalgia
Analogy in translation: Imperial Rome, medieval England and British India
'Au commencement etait l'ile': the colonial formation of Joseph Bedier's Chanson de Roland
The protocolonial baroque of La Celestina
Epilogue: translations and transnationals: pre- and postcolonial
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ISBN: 9780521827317
ISBN-10: 0521827310
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 4th April 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64