Lawrence Venuti: Contra Instrumentalism Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation, 2020

“When, one wonders, will comparatists realise that no necessary connection exists between teaching in translation and setting foreign language requirements? When will they admit that their research and teaching unavoidably depend on translations? And when will they therefore stop whining about an ineradicable state of affairs and instead apply their energy and expertise to learning how to read translations as texts in their own right?”

Lawrence Venuti. Contra Instrumentalism: A Translational Polemic
(2019). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
Byron Taylor, University College London.
Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation, 2020

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