Chapter published in:Literary Translation in Periodicals: Methodological challenges for a transnational approach
Edited by Laura Fólica, Diana Roig-Sanz and Stefania Caristia
[Benjamins Translation Library 155] 2020
► pp. 95–120
The reception and translation of foreign cultures in British Romantic review periodicals (1809–1827)
Building on a quantitative survey that charts the presence of foreign cultures in the Edinburgh Review and Quarterly Review, this essay pursues a closer understanding of the ways in which British Romantic review periodicals engaged in intercultural mediation. After a brief introduction of the project, the essay zooms in on some of the methodological issues related to the construction and analysis of the database. As it is the first time that such quantitative research is being undertaken, particular attention is given to the difficult balance between distant reading of metadata and close readings of specific review articles, the selection of a representative corpus, and the position of the database within existing research.
Keywords: bibliometrics, British Romanticism, close reading, Edinburgh Review , France and Britain, periodical studies, Quarterly Review , reception, translation, Westminster Review
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Published online: 10 December 2020
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