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Translation's histories and digital futures

Littau, K (2016) 'Translation's histories and digital futures.' International Journal of Communication, 10. 907 - 928. ISSN 1932-8036

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Abstract

© 2016 Karin Littau. Drawing on Latour's actor-network-theory and De Landa's robot historian, this essay asks in what ways translation's past is a prehistory of the present and to what extent nonhuman agents have shaped and are shaping translation. In particular, it examines the impact of computational media on translation and finds that the difference made by the computer as a convergence medium is that, for the first time in history, one medium has become capable of presenting in its entirety the media history of translation. To grasp the changes that translation is undergoing in the 21st century therefore requires a comparative understanding of its relations to the mediascapes of the past, present, and future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Karin Littau
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 13:55
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 23:26
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15157

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