Translating Derrida on Translation: Relevance and Disciplinary Resistance

@article{Venuti2003TranslatingDO,
  title={Translating Derrida on Translation: Relevance and Disciplinary Resistance},
  author={L. Venuti},
  journal={The Yale Journal of Criticism},
  year={2003},
  volume={16},
  pages={237 - 262}
}
  • L. Venuti
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • The Yale Journal of Criticism
This essay is an exploration of the theoretical and practical problems posed by translating Jacques Derrida's essay "What is a 'relevant' translation?" into English, given the peculiar marginality of translation in academic institutions, especially in the United States. Whereas cultural studies exhibits a theoreticism that strips translation of its material specificity, translation studies exhibits an empiricism that suppresses the philosophical and political implications of translation. These… Expand
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