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Fanon's Nordic Adventure: A Brief Study of Translation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Romance Languages.
2015 (English)In: Karib - Nordic Journal for Caribbean Studies, ISSN 1215-2919, E-ISSN 1866-4768, Vol. 2, 128-137 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Fanon seems to have played an exceptional role in Scandinavia, and especially in Sweden. Last year's appearance of Göran Olson's documentary film Concerning Violence. Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self Defense, based on the first chapter of Les Damnés de la terre only goes to show that he is still highly relevant. This brief essay is a benning to map the presence of Fanon in Sweden in order to understand how and why he has been and still is a prevailing reference for academics, intellectuals and artists in the far North. Studying Fanon's presence involves various subjects and disciplines since it raises questions of how the Left has evolved, of how certain concepts are transposed from one language to another, from one context to another reality, depending on factors such as who introduced Fanon, through which channels and to what purpose. This is an essayistic pilot-study that will offer the reader a basic outline and a description of a phenomenon in what we may call a 'periphereal translation zone', which may contribute to decentering translation studies, and allow us to estimate the tremendous impact of Fanon in this region.

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Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2015. Vol. 2, 128-137 p.
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Translation studies, Fanon, Swedish translation from French, Postcolonial studies, Caribbean studies
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Romance Languages; Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-286680OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-286680DiVA: diva2:921890
Available from: 2016-04-21 Created: 2016-04-21 Last updated: 2016-04-21

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