This volume represents the first large-scale effort to address topics of translation in Russian contexts across the disciplinary boundaries of Slavic Studies and Translation Studies, thus opening up new perspectives for both fields. Leading scholars from Eastern and Western Europe offer a comprehensive overview of Russian translation history examining a variety of domains, including literature, philosophy and religion. Divided into three parts, this book highlights Russian contributions to translation theory and demonstrates how theoretical perspectives developed within the field help conceptualize relevant problems in cultural context in pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia. This transdisciplinary volume is a valuable addition to an under-researched area of translation studies and will appeal to a broad audience of scholars and students across the fields of Translation Studies, Slavic Studies, and Russian and Soviet history.

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chapter |16 pages


The Double Context of Translation
ByBrian James Baer, Susanna Witt

part I|120 pages

Pre-Soviet Contexts

chapter 1|18 pages

Translation Strategies in Medieval Hagiography

Observations on the Slavic Reception of the Byzantine Vita of Saint Onuphrius
ByKarine Åkerman Sarkisian
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chapter 2|14 pages

Metatext Verbalization in Early and Modern Russian Translations

ByTatiana Pentkovskaya, Anastasia Urzha

chapter 3|15 pages

“The Mother of All the Sciences and Arts”

Academic Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Russia as Cultural Transfer
ByKåre Johan Mjør

chapter 4|19 pages

Translation as Appropriation

The Russian Operatic Repertoire in the Eighteenth Century
ByAnna Giust

chapter 6|15 pages

Expressing the Other, Translating the Self

Ivan Kozlov’s Translation Genres
ByYulia Tikhomirova

chapter 7|15 pages

Charles Dickens in Nineteenth-Century Russia

Literary Reputation and Transformations of Style
ByMarina Kostionova

chapter 8|12 pages

Translation as Experiment

Ivan Aksenov’s Pan Tadeusz (1916)
ByLars Kleberg

part II|118 pages

Soviet Contexts

chapter 9|20 pages

Translation and Transnationalism

Non-European Writers and Soviet Power in the1920s and 1930s
ByKaterina Clark

chapter 10|15 pages

Hemingway’s Transformations in Soviet Russia

On the Translation of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Natalia Volzhina and Evgenia Kalashnikova
ByEkaterina Kuznetsova

chapter 11|14 pages

Soviet Folklore as Translation Project

The Case of Tvorchestvo Narodov SSSR, 1937 1
ByElena Zemskova

chapter 12|17 pages

Western Monsters—Soviet Pets?

Translation and Transculturalism in Soviet Children’s Literature
ByValerii Viugin

chapter 13|15 pages

“The Good Are Always the Merry”

British Children’s Literature in Soviet Russia
ByAlexandra Borisenko

chapter 14|20 pages

“The Tenth Muse”

Reconceptualizing Poetry Translation in the Soviet Era
ByMaria Khotimsky

chapter 15|15 pages

Translating the Other, Confronting the Self

Soviet Poet Boris Slutskii’s Translations of Bertolt Brecht
ByKatharine Hodgson

part III|81 pages

Late-Soviet and Post-Soviet Contexts

chapter 16|19 pages

(Re)Translation, Ideology, and Business

The Fate of Translated Adventure Fiction in Russia, Before and After 1991
ByPiet Van Poucke

chapter 17|16 pages

“Adieu, Remember Me”

The Hamlet Canon in Post-Soviet Russia
ByAleksei Semenenko

chapter 18|14 pages

Poetic Translation and the Canon

The Case of the Russian Auden 1
ByElena Ostrovskaya

chapter 19|15 pages

Literary Translation, Queer Discourses, and Cultural Transformation

Mogutin Translating/Translating Mogutin
ByVitaly Chernetsky

chapter 20|15 pages

Battling around the Exception

A Stateless “Russian” Writer and His Translation in Today’s Estonia
ByDaniele Monticelli, Eneken Laanes