Literary Prizes and Cultural Transfer

Jeanette den Toonder (Editor), Petra Broomans (Editor), Mathijs Sanders (Editor), Elise Bijl (Editor)

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    Literary Prizes and Cultural Transfer addresses the multilevel nature of literary and translation prizes, with the aim of expanding our knowledge about them as an international and transnational phenomenon. The contributions to this book analyse the social, institutional and ideological functions of such prizes. This volume not only looks at famous prizes and celebrities but also lesser known prizes in more peripheral language areas and regions, with a special focus on cultural transmitters and their networks, which play a decisive role in the award industry. Cultural transfer and translations are at the heart of this book and this approach adds a new dimension to the study of literary and translation prizes.

    The contributions reveal the diverse ways in which a cultural transfer approach enhances the study of literary prizes, presenting the state of the art regarding recent developments in the field. Articles with a broader scope discuss definitions, concepts and methods, while other contributions deal with specific case studies. A variety of theoretical and methodological approaches are explored, applying field theory, network analysis, comparative literature and cultural transfer studies.

    By providing multiple perspectives on the literary prize, this volume aims to contribute to our knowledge and understanding of this intriguing phenomenon.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationGroningen
    PublisherBarkhuis Publishing
    Number of pages280
    ISBN (Print)9789493194380
    Publication statusPublished - Oct-2021

    Publication series

    NameStudies on Cultural Transfer and Transmission
    ISSN (Print)1879-7350

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