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American Modernism's Expatriate Scene: The Labour of Translation

Daniel Katz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625260
eISBN:
9780748652006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This study takes as its point of departure an essential premise: that the widespread phenomenon of expatriation in American modernism is less a flight from the homeland than a dialectical return to ... More


Post-Agreement Script: writers and the language questions

Tony Crowley

in Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273430
eISBN:
9780191706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273430.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The final chapter of this book briefly considers the way in which a select number of writers have used the linguistic wealth of the island of Ireland to pose and interrogate the question of the ... More


Trading Languages

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Takes us into the urban culture of London. It situates Chaucer's accounts of mercantile behaviour and speech – notably the Shipman's Tale and the portrait of the Merchant in his General Prologue as ... More


Language and the Post-Colonial Stage

Christopher B. Balme

in Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines colonial language as a primary means of theatrical communication. It also examines some aspects of stage language and the use of multilingualism. Multilingualism is utilized as ... More


Multilingualism in Literature

KENNETH HAYNES

in English Literature and Ancient Languages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212125
eISBN:
9780191718663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212125.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on multilingualism. It proves that all languages make use of loanwords. It explains that multilingualism may be the result of adventure, marriage, trade, curiosity, ... More


Foreignizing “english”

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents literary modernism as a matrix of coterminous and varied movements that experimented radically with narrative form by reconfiguring linguistic systems of expression and ... More


Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Yasemin Yildiz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of the workings of a monolingual paradigm and of multilingual attempts to overcome it. It argues that monolingualism—the idea that having just one language is the norm—is a ... More


Writing Without Borders: Multilingual Content in Welsh Miscellanies from Wales, the Marches, and Beyond

Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The single-text manuscript is not the norm in later mediaeval Wales and most surviving Welsh manuscripts of that period contain two or more distinct texts. The multi-text codex was the norm and a ... More


Multilingualism, the Harley Scribe, and Johannes Jacobi

Keith Busby

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

After a brief discussion of the ‘miscellany’, this chapter considers the interaction in their manuscript context of some of the texts copied in or around Ludlow by the ‘Harley scribe’. A brief survey ... More


The Organisation of Multilingual Miscellanies: The Contrasting Fortunes of Middle English Lyrics and Romances

Ad Putter

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the use of multiple languages, and particularly the co-existence of English and French items, in one and the same codex, focusing on miscellanies from the 13th to the 15th ... More


The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Laura Ashe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199575381
eISBN:
9780191845420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199575381.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a new literary and cultural history of the period 1000–1350, documenting its transformative, foundational importance. These centuries have never before received a comprehensive ... More


Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Peter D. McDonald

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Some forms of literature interfere with the workings of the literate brain, posing a challenge to readers of all kinds. This book argues that they pose as much of a challenge to the way states ... More


introduction: Beyond the Mother Tongue?: Multilingual Practices and the Monolingual Paradigm

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction provides the historical and conceptual backdrop to the argument that monolingualism is a more recent phenomenon than multilingualism and elaborates on the notion of the ... More


The Uncanny Mother Tongue: Monolingualism and Jewishness in Franz Kafka

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the force and the inner contradictions of the monolingual paradigm by taking the situation of early-twentieth-century German-language Jews, whose claims to German as their ... More


The Foreign in the Mother Tongue: Words of Foreign Derivation and Utopia in Theodor W. Adorno

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses words of foreign derivation (Fremdwörter) as constituting a form of “internal multilingualism,” which writers can potentially mobilize against the monolingual paradigm. It ... More


Detaching from the Mother Tongue: Bilingualism and Liberation in Yoko Tawada

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the practice of writing and publishing texts in two different languages. It provides a historical sketch of the prevalence of this practice since the early modern period in ... More


Mapping Autobiographical Subjectivity in the Age of Multiculturalism

Valerie Anishchenkova

in Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Given the accelerated globalization and a number of critical geopolitical events, including wars, revolutions and regime changes, that took place in the Arab world in the last 50 years, it is no ... More


Word Over Word

Yasser Elhariry

in Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940407
eISBN:
9781786945075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940407.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction defines the titular notion of pacifist invasions through two observations by Ferdinand de Saussure. With specific regard to multilinguistic coexistence, local idiom, diglossia, and ... More


‘Un art de la fugue’: Translating Glissant's Poetry, Fiction and Prose d'idées

Claire Bisdorff

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Édouard Glissant's innovative approach to language, be it in his poetry, fiction or prose d'idées, is now well documented. Glissant's work certainly fascinates Anglo-American academics and critics, ... More


Literary Translation and Language Diversity in Contemporary Africa

Moradewun Adejunmobi

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers how literary translation might advance the principle and practice of language diversity in African literary writing. In responding, the paper calls into question the assumption ... More


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