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This outstanding collection brings together eminent contributors (from Britain, the US, Brazil, India and Canada) to examine crucial interconnections between postcolonial theory and translation studies. Examining the relationships between language and power across cultural boundaries, this collection reveals the vital role of translation in redefining the meanings of culture and ethnic identity. The essay topics include:* links between centre and margins in intellectual transfer* shifts in translation practice from colonial to post-colonial societies.* translation and power relations in Indian languages* Brazilian cannibalistic theories in literary transfer.
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Susan Bassnett (born 1945) is a translation theorist and scholar of comparative literature. She served as pro-vice-chancellor at the University of Warwick for ten years and taught in its Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, which closed in 2009; she is currently a professor of comparative literature.
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