Translation, interpretation, fan fiction: A continuum of meaning production

Shannon K. Farley


By using the arguments of Maria Tymoczko to enlarge the definition of translation and of Rosemary Arrojo to draw a parallel between the struggle between author and translator and creator and fic writer, I argue that translation studies is a fruitful way to theorize fan fiction and other transformative fan works.


Rosemary Arrojo; Maria Tymoczko

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