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11th June, 2014

Channel Crossings: challenges and strategies in the translation of French and English children's books

Event Details

Date:
11th June, 2014
Time:
6.30pm
Venue:
City University London, ELG19, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB
Price:
Free to attend, places must be booked in advance

Why are far fewer French children’s books translated into English than the other way round? What approaches have translators in the different countries taken to the culture-specific challenges of mediating such works to a new audience, and do these differ significantly? Have imitations been preferred to translations? Penny Brown, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Manchester will discuss examples drawn from a number of (recent and not so recent) books for young readers to explore issues that arise when children’s books cross the Channel.

For more information, visit the City University website.


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