Evaluation and Translation

Evaluation and Translation
Author: Carol Maier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2014-04-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781317640844

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The definition of value or quality with respect to work in translation has historically been a particularly vexed issue. Today, however, the growing demand for translations in such fields as technology and business and the increased scrutiny of translators' work by scholars in many disciplines is giving rise to a need for more nuanced, more specialized, and more explicit methods of determining value. Some refer to this determination as evaluation, others use the term assessment. Either way, the question is one of measurement and judgement, which are always unavoidably subjective and frequently rest on criteria that are not overtly expressed. This means that devising more complex evaluative practices involves not only quantitative techniques but also an exploration of the attitudes, preferences, or individual values on which criteria are established. Intended as an interrogation and a critique that can serve to prompt a more thorough and open consideration of evaluative criteria, this special issue of The Translator offers examinations of diverse evaluative practices and contains both empirical and hermeneutic work. Topics addressed include the evaluation of student translations using more up-to-date and positive methods such as those employed in corpus studies; the translation of non?standard language; translation into the second language; terminology; the application of theoretical criteria to practice; a social?textual perspective; and the reviewing of literary translations in the press. In addition, reviews by a number of literary translators discuss specific translations both into and out of English.

The Myth of Superwoman

The Myth of Superwoman
Author: Resa L. Dudovitz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2019-10-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781000652383

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Reviled by critics but loved by the readers, the bestseller has until recently provoked little serious critical interest. In The Myth of Superwoman, originally published in 1990, Resa Dudovitz looks at this international phenomenon, particularly at the origins of the bestseller system in the United States and France. Her cross-cultural study, including interviews with publishers, literary agents, and bestselling authors, gives a lively picture of the contrasting ways in which the bestseller is produced, marketed, and received in two countries. It pays special attention to the ‘international bestsellers’ of the 1980s, to writers like Judith Krantz, Colleen McCullough, and Barbara Taylor Bradford, all of whose novels are published in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. The book presents a general analysis of women’s bestsellers, ranging over a wide variety of novels, from popular nineteenth-century texts in France and the United States to the novels of today. Dudovitz shows how women’s bestselling fiction has, over the last two hundred years, kept pace with the social evolution of contemporary women, culminating in the myth of superwoman in women’s bestsellers of the 1980s. This fascinating account of an important aspect of popular culture will be of great value to students of women’s studies and cultural studies, especially those interested in the myths which structure women’s bestselling fiction.

New library buildings in Europe

New library buildings in Europe
Author: Inken Feldsien-Sudhaus
Publsiher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2010
Genre: Academic libraries
ISBN: 9783941875388

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French XX Bibliography

French XX Bibliography
Author: Douglas W. Alden,Peter C. Hoy,Christine M. Zunz
Publsiher: Susquehanna University Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 1989-09
Genre: French literature
ISBN: 0941664996

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This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

The Migrant Canon in Twenty First Century France

The Migrant Canon in Twenty First Century France
Author: Oana Sabo
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781496205629

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The Migrant Canon in Twenty-First-Century France explains the causes of twenty-first-century global migrations and their impact on French literature and the French literary establishment. A marginal genre in 1980s France, since the turn of the century “migrant literature” has become central to criticism and publishing. Oana Sabo addresses previously unanswered questions about the proliferation of contemporary migrant texts and their shifting themes and forms, mechanisms of literary legitimation, and notions of critical and commercial achievement. Through close readings of novels (by Mathias Énard, Milan Kundera, Dany Laferrière, Henri Lopès, Andreï Makine, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Alice Zeniter, and others) and sociological analyses of their consecrating authorities (including the Prix littéraire de la Porte Dorée, the Académie française, publishing houses, and online reviewers), Sabo argues that these texts are best understood as cultural commodities that mediate between literary and economic forms of value, academic and mass readerships, and national and global literary markets. By examining the latest literary texts and cultural agents not yet subjected to sufficient critical study, Sabo contributes to contemporary literature, cultural history, migration studies, and literary sociology.

The Impostor

The Impostor
Author: Jade Lindgaard,Xavier De La Porte
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-06-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781844678402

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How do we explain what Perry Anderson calls “the bizarre prominence of Bernard-Henri Lévy,” easily the best-known “thinker” under sixty in France? “It would,” he continues, “be difficult to imagine a more extraordinary reversal of national standards of taste and intelligence than the attention accorded this crass booby in France’s public sphere, despite innumerable demonstrations of his inability to get a fact or an idea straight. Could such a grotesque flourish in any other major Western culture today?” This book, based on a careful investigation comparing BHL’s words with his deeds, seeks to explore the remarkable persistence of this celebrity pseudo-philosopher since he burst onto the scene in 1977. Delving into his networks in the spheres of politics, the media and big business, Lindgaard and de la Porte reveal what the success of this three-decade long imposture tells us about the degeneration of contemporary French intellectual and cultural life.

This Self Which Is Not One

This  Self  Which Is Not One
Author: Natalie Edwards,Christopher Hogarth
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2010-03-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781443821056

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The “Self” Which is Not One: Women’s Life-Writing in French, assembles articles on women’s life-writing from diverse areas of the Francophone world. It is comprised of nine chapters that discuss female writers from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Europe, in addition to French writers. The idea of the self is currently attracting widespread interest in academia, most notably in the arts and humanities. The development of postmodernism supposes a fragmented “subject” formed from the network of available discourses, rather than a stable and coherent self. Jacques Derrida, for example, wrote that there is no longer any such things as a “full subject,” and Julia Kristeva now insists that the individual is a “subject in process.” The growing importance of psychoanalytic theory, particular in French studies, has also impacted upon this development. The basic tenet of psychoanalytic theory is that the individual is formed of a duality: the conscious and unconscious parts of the self which prevent the individual from ever fully knowing her/himself, and which thus insists upon a plural, incomplete self. Developments in the field of postcolonial studies have also made us aware of different ways of approaching the self in different parts of the world, and eroded the idea of a stable, conscious and complete self. As scholars examine these new ways of approaching the self, autobiography has been the subject of renewed interest. Several academic books have appeared in recent years that study the ways in which autobiographers represent the self as incomplete, evolving and elusive. In particular, a number of books have appeared on the subject of women’s autobiography and female subjectivity, such as works by Sidonie Smith, Julia Watson and Nancy Miller, and several volumes interrogate postcolonial women’s autobiography, such as texts by Françoise Lionnet, Gayatri Spivak, Carole Boyce Davies and Chandra Mohanty. Our volume unites these strands of criticism, by examining ways that female autobiographies write the self as a fragmented, plural construct across the Francophone world. This will be the first book-length study of this important development. This volume will be of interest primarily to students and scholars working in the areas of life-writing, French and Francophone studies, postcolonial studies and gender studies. The volume contributes to multiple areas that are currently garnering substantial interest in academe: postcolonial studies, Francophone studies, gender studies and women’s writing. By comparing works from across the Francophone world, our volume takes a global approach to the genre of autobiography and its inflections by women writers. The “Self” That is Not One in Women’s Autobiography in French therefore represents a timely intervention in several interlinking academic fields and will thus garner substantial interest.

Religion Children s Literature and Modernity in Western Europe 1750 2000

Religion  Children s Literature  and Modernity in Western Europe  1750 2000
Author: Jan de Maeyer,Hans-Heino Ewers,Rita Ghesquière
Publsiher: Leuven University Press
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9058674975

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In this book some 25 scholars focus on the relationship between religion, children's literature and modernity in Western Europe since the Enlightenment (c. 1750). They examine various aspects of the phenomenon of children's literature, such as types of texts, age of readers, position of authors, design and illustration. The role of religion in giving meaning both in a substantive sense as well as through the institutionalised churches is studied from an interdenominational point of view (Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism and Anglicanism). Finally, the contribution of pedagogy and child psychology in the interaction between modernity, religion and children's literature is also discussed.Various articles give a broad overview of the tensions between aesthetics and ethics and the demand for cultural autonomy in the development of children's literature. Children's bibles and missionary stories played an important part in the growing diversification of children's literature, as did the publication of illustrated reviews for children. Remarkable differences are highlighted in the involvement of religious societies and institutions, episcopally approved publishing houses and supervisory bodies in the publication, distribution and supervision of children's literature. This volume adopts a comparative approach in exploring the underlying religious, ideological and cultural dimensions of children's literature in modern society.)

R seaux socionum riques et m diations humaines Le social est il soluble dans le web

R  seaux socionum  riques et m  diations humaines    Le social est il soluble dans le web
Author: ROJAS Estrella
Publsiher: Lavoisier
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2013-10-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9782746295391

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Le développement massif des pratiques d’agir avec et de vivre ensemble, instrumentées par les réseaux socionumériques, ainsi que l’usage abondant de l’expression « web social » et de ses dérivés peuvent être vus comme les indices d’une nouvelle étape de l’industrialisation numérique de la culture et du symbolique qui s’empare désormais du social. Afin d’en préciser les effets et les dynamiques, l’ouvrage propose une approche du social comme un construit en mouvement fait d’associations entre êtres (humains, techniques, symboliques, etc.). Il analyse les dispositifs socionumériques en tant que « machines d’écritures », puis il se penche sur des collectifs mus par des buts communs et articulés par des plateformes dédiées. En mettant ainsi en tension l’analyse des dispositifs et celle des pratiques, ce livre collectif dresse un tableau contrasté de la pharmacologie numérique du vivre ensemble.

New Serial Titles

New Serial Titles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
Genre: Periodicals
ISBN: UOM:39015030016367

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Digitalization of Society and Socio political Issues 1

Digitalization of Society and Socio political Issues 1
Author: Éric George
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-01-09
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781786304759

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Digitalization is a long and constant sociohistoric process in which all areas of societys activities are reconfigured. Digitalization of Society and Socio-political Issues 1 examines the transformations linked to the development of digital platforms and social media, which affect the cultural and communicational industries. It analyzes the formation of Big Data, their algorithmic processing and the societal changes which result (social monitoring and control in particular). Through critical views, it equally presents the various ways in which technology participates in relations of power and domination, and contributes to possible emancipatory practices.

Innovation in the Cultural and Creative Industries

Innovation in the Cultural and Creative Industries
Author: Estelle Pellegrin-Boucher,Pierre Roy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2020-01-02
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781786303790

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Technological innovations, sociological and consumer trends, and growing internationalization are transforming the cultural and creative industries (CCIs). These changes present new challenges for CCIs that require original and inventive answers. Innovation in the Cultural and Creative Industries analyzes the powerful strategies put in place by CCI organizations such as Nintendo, the Lascaux Cave and Daft Punk. The case studies presented in this book cover video games, books, music, museums, fashion, film and architecture. Each chapter is organized around five key points: a theoretical framework that focuses on a specific concept, a description of the methodological mechanism mobilized, a presentation of the industry concerned, the analysis of the innovative strategy and a recap of the lessons and best practices demonstrated by the case.

An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarian

An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarian
Author: Edward Iglesias
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2010-09-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780630410

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This book presents a series of case studies from systems librarians all over the world. It documents how the profession has changed in recent years with the introduction of new web technologies services such as hosted databases that are supported by vendors rather than in-house, as well as shifts in technology management. New skill sets are constantly being added as systems librarians become much more versed in dealing with service providers outside the library as well as training and supporting their traditional constituencies. Written by practitioners in the field who have real world experience Draws on a wide authorship to show how different perspectives can colour the perception of similar issues Provides real world scenarios where challenges in the field have been met and overcome

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
Author: Allen Kent
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1984-09-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0824720377

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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Comics in French

Comics in French
Author: Laurence Grove
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2010
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 1845455886

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Whereas in English-speaking countries comics are for children or adults "who should know better," in France and Belgium the form is recognized as the "ninth art" and follows in the path of poetry, architecture, painting, and cinema. The bande dessinée [comic strip] has its own national institutions, regularly obtains front-page coverage, and has received the accolades of statesmen from De Gaulle onwards. On the way to providing a comprehensive introduction to the most francophone of cultural phenomena, this book will consider national specificity as relevant to an anglophone reader, whilst exploring related issues such as text/image expression, historical precedents, and sociological implication. To do so it will present and analyse priceless manuscripts, a Franco-American rodent, Nazi propaganda, a museum-piece urinal, intellectual gay porn and a prehistoric warrior who's really Zinedine Zidane.