Traslados/Translations: Essays on Latin America in Honour of Jason Wilson
- Claire Lindsay
This volume is an investigation of some of the enduring preoccupations of one of the UK’s foremost Latin Americanists. The essays, by a distinguished group of scholars including former students, colleagues, and intellectual interlocutors, reflect a number of Jason Wilson’s many research interests. They continue conversations with and develop lines of enquiry fostered by his work in areas as diverse as travel, translation, cultural and intellectual history, literary and visual culture. At the same time, the essays address a wide selection of important topics in Latin American Studies and will contribute to our understanding of many different aspects of the region’s culture and history: for example, by engaging with recent historical re-evaluations of Alexander von Humboldt or by amplifying the emerging scholarship on ‘post-conflict’ visual representations of Argentina, or by enriching our knowledge of the works of writers such as Jorge Luis Borges and Alejandra Pizarnik. The contributions to the collection cohere in their variegated but consistent engagement with concepts of traslado or translation, whether these are interpreted as material, cultural, intertextual, or generic processes of transit and transference.
Claire Lindsay is Senior Lecturer in Latin American literature at University College London. She is the author of Locating Latin American Women Writers (2003) and Contemporary Travel Writing of Latin America (2010).