Ideology in the Translation of Political Discourse During the Syrian Conflict
Date(s) - 02/03/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr Alessandro Columbu
University of Westminster
Translation has shifted its focus from the notions of originality and equivalence to those of power and patronage. This has proven essential, especially in relation to the role of ideology in the translation of political discourse. Dr Haj Omar from Oxford will explore the Arabic translations conducted by the press for political texts produced during and on the Syrian conflict. The source texts include news reports, articles, and interviews published by international English Speaking media organisations, and translated into Arabic by media outlets local to the conflict, and ideologically affiliated with the conflicting parties in Syria. The data corpus Dr Haj Omar will present is meant to fairly represent the translated political discourse circulating on the Syrian conflict, thus covering the work of media outlets affiliated with two main parties involved in the conflict.