ALTA45 Roundtable: Translating Children’s Literature: Values, Norms, and Ethics
This roundtable will explore the ethical issues involved in the translation of children’s literature, and will address the following questions: What is the role of translators in children’s literature? What are some of the ethical challenges posed by the translation of children’s literature? How much of the ‘other’ culture is or can be preserved in translated children’s literature? What are some of the social and cultural norms that shape translation strategies? How are values implicated in translating picture books? What is the power of translated children’s literature to transform society?
Format: This roundtable will approach its main theme and central questions via the discussion of specific cases of translations of children’s literature into English from various languages.