26 - 2014

Évolution culturelle et traduction : pistes à explorer

Fabio Regattin


This article provides some possible applications of different theories of cultural evolution to translation and translation studies. It first presents some Darwinian approaches to culture, partly redefining one of their key concepts, that of “meme” (Dawkins, 1976); it then provides some hypotheses on an area that, although limited, is still part of “translation memetics”: the selection of texts for translation within the editorial field. Examples from the Italian translation (Berman, 1995) of Charles Perrault’s Contes will be given at the end of article.


Cultural evolution, memetics, meme, translation and evolution, translation and memetics

December 9, 2014
  26 - 2014