Aims of Our Research

This project creates the opportunity for the first sustained comparative analysis of how, through translation, the contemporary literatures of smaller or less well represented European nations endeavour to reach the cultural mainstream. It brings together researchers from typical examples - Czech and Slovak, Portuguese, Scandinavian and South Slav - who work as cultural translators in both academic and public-facing contexts.

Through case studies in their own areas of specialism, an academic conference, a series of public workshops, and interviews and other engagement with professionals and bodies involved in the translation of these literatures, the project team will explore the following core research questions: