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Joyful Babel: Translating Helene Cixous

Joyful Babel: Translating Helene Cixous (Paperback)

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Joyful Babel: Translating Helene Cixous is a selection of critical essays on translation and the writing of Helene Cixous, with contributions from translators of her texts into different languages and cultures. The present volume is unique in that it is the first collection of essays on the work of Cixous from the perspective of translation. It presents new explorations into translating as process, theory and practice, and new insights on Cixous's fictional and theoretical world. It is an international collection, open to readings of Cixous's writing, including the theoretical, fictional and dramatic discourses. The variety of intersecting subjects and perspectives provokes, interrogates and explores Cixous's theory and writing in ways that will contribute to a deeper understanding of her oeuvre, will motivate new debates as well as inspire new research.

This book is addressed to a wide range of readers, from those who initiate themselves to translation or already practise it, to readers and critics of Cixous's work, linguists and translation theorists, scholars interested in gender and postcolonial issues, and critics of contemporary literature; thus, not only academics but also professional translators, as well as drama/theatre staging practitioners.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsTranslation & interpretation Publisher: Brill Publication Date: 01/01/2004 ISBN-13: 9789042009899  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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MYRIAM DIOCARETZ is Head of the Digital Culture Research Programme at the European Centre for Digital Communication/Infonomics, in Maastricht. As editor and author she has published extensively in English, French, and Spanish, on gender, critical theory, poetics, semiotics, and the new comunication technologies. Her books include Translating Poetic Discourse: Questions on Feminist Strategies in Adrienne Rich (1985); Helene Cixous: Chemins d'une ecriture, edited with F. van Rossum-Guyon, (PUV Saint-Denis/Rodopi, 1990); The Bakhtin Circle Today, editor (Rodopi, 1989); Breve Historia Feminista de la Literatura Espanola. Vol. I coedited with I. M. Zavala, (Anthropos, 1993); Discurso Erotico y Discurso Transgresor en la Cultura Peninsular, co-edited with I. M. Zavala (Tuero, 1992). She holds an English from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook. Since 1989 she has been general editor of Critical Studies (Rodopi), and is founder and editor of Cultura y Diferencia (Anthropos, Barcelona). MARTA SEGARRA is Director of the Centre Dona i literatura (Center of Women and literature) and Professor of French and Francophone literature and cinema at the University of Barcelona (Spain), and has been Visiting Professor at the Universite of Paris 8 (in 2001 and in 2003), where she taught in the doctoral program on Etudes feminines directed by Helene Cixous. She specializes in gender studies and in literature by women authors from the Maghreb. She has published on this subject the books Leur pesant de poudre: romancieres francophones du Maghreb (Paris, 1997), and Mujeres magrebies (Barcelona, 1998), and also articles on French feminism, gender theory, Beauvoir, Cixous, Duras among other authors, in academic journals and books. She has also co-edited the books, with Angels Carabi, Mujeres y literatura (Barcelona, 1994), Feminismo y critica literaria (1999), Nuevas masculinidades (2000), and with Guy Dugas, Femmes et guerre en Mediterranee (Montpellier, 2000). She organised a Seminar with Jacques Derrida and Helene Cixous at the University of Barcelona in February 2002 (to be published in 2003). For more information:

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