Metacritic Journal


for Comparative Studies and Theory

radical translation
ISSN 2457 – 8827
Laura Pavel Laura Pavel

RECLAIMING RADICAL TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION: THE TRANSLATOR’S CHARITY


The present essay addresses the ideas of radical translation and radical interpretation advanced by celebrated analytic philosophers such as W. V. O. Quine and D. Davidson, attempting to show their relevance for translation theory and, more broadly, for the corpus of literary theory. I aim to reassess the debate over the translatability or untranslatability of a literary or cultural text, taking it beyond the politics of translation and multicultural studies and placing it within the framework of hermeneutic...   ⇨ Read more
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