Prismatic Translation, edited by Professor Matthew Reynolds, shortlisted for ESCL Award

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Congratulations to Professor Matthew Reynolds whose book Prismatic Translation has been shortlisted for the European Society of Comparative Literature's Excellence Award for Collaborative Research. Work on the book was supported by the AHRC-funded Creative Multilingualism programme and Oxford Comparative Criticism & Translation (OCCT). The winner of the award will be announced during an online event on 17 September 2021.

The book explores prismatic modes of translation in ancient Egypt, contemporary Taiwan, twentieth-century Hungary, early modern India, and elsewhere. It gives attention to experimental literary writing, to the politics of language, to the practices of scholarship, and to the multiplying possibilities created by digital media. It charts the recent growth of prismatic modes in anglophone literary translation and translational literature; and it offers a new theorisation of the phenomenon and its agonistic relation to the ‘channel’ view.

Prismatic Translation featured in a recent TORCH Book at Lunchtime event watch below.