Systemic Approaches

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Systemic Approaches Polysystem Theory “The Manipulation School” Descriptive Translation Studies Norms Laws (?) Polysystem Theory Theory developed by Itamar Even-Zohar Developed in Israel in 1970s ‘Hebrew lacked a canon of literary works and was totally dependent upon foreign literatures to provide diversity and depth’ (Gentzler 2001: 107) The manipulation school Key publication: The Manipulation of Literature, ed. by Theo Hermans (1985) Includes: Maria Tymoczko, Hermans, André Lefevere, José Lambert, Hendrik van Gorp, Gideon Toury. Focus on target oriented, descriptive study of translation Lefevere and rewriting Poetics Internal control of a literary system Patronage External factors that control a literary system ‘it will be understood to mean something like the powers (persons, institutions) that can further or hinder the reading, writing, and rewriting of literature’ (Lefevere 1992: 15) Toury’s Descriptive Translation Studies
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