1 February - Murder most Foreign: Crime Fiction in Translation

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Antonia Lloyd Jones- Literary Translator from Polish Peter Bush– Literary Translator from Spanish and Catalan

1st February 2021 4pm


Over the past fifteen years or so, the popularity of crime and detective fiction in translation has undergone a boom that looks set to continue. With publishing houses specializing in the genre and a dedicated literary prize, it seem readers are eager to experience murder and sleuthing from all corners of the globe. In this seminar we shall consider translated crime fiction from the perspective of the readers. We will look at what it is that makes crime fiction so appealing to such a wide audience and why it travels so well. With locations and settings one of the most important features of the genre, we shall explore how the reader experiences this sense of place and discuss how this impacts on the translation process. This seminar is part of the project Reading across Cultures: the Role of Translated Literature in Multicultural and Multilingual Communities, and is funded by the Irish Research Council and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713279

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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