SOAS University of London

Centre for Translation Studies

Introducing Translation Criticism from an Eco-translation Perspective: Concepts and Applications

Date: 5 November 2020Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 5 November 2020Time: 2:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Webinar

Speaker: Dr. Kacey LIU (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)

Abstract:

Ecology has become a prominent scientific discipline specifically dedicated to the research of the survival and sustainability of human civilization, cultures and languages. The rise of eco-critical theories has provided translation scholars with new ways of thinking through the relation between ecology and translation activities. From an eco-translation perspective, translation is viewed primarily as a means of information communication that contributes to the interplay between humanity and natural ecology. This talk will introduce the key concepts such as anthropocene and eco-translation and relate the concepts to the discussion of two Chinese translations of Love of Life by Jack London. By comparing the two translation versions in the three eco-dimensions of ecological holism, anthropocentrism and ecological aesthetics, we will find that the ecological thoughts of the author and original work are to a large extent rewritten in the translation process. It is suggested that the eco-critical perspective can help to enrich the theory and practice of translation studies.

Biography:

Kacey LIU Jianwen is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Gender Studies/Translation Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include gender-based translation studies, translation and ecology, and gender studies.

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Contact email: km78@soas.ac.uk