The appropriation of the concept of intertextuality for translation-theoretic purposes

coverDOI: 10.1080/14781700.2014.943677
Panagiotis Sakellariou Published online: 27 Aug 2014, in Translation Studies, Taylor & Francis The present article offers a critical account of key applications of the concept of intertextuality for translation-theoretic purposes. It is argued that these applications form part of a reorientation in Western translation studies that involves a significant reconceptualization of both the practice of translation and the role of the translator. Seen from this perspective, the translation-theoretic appropriation of the concept of intertextuality presents itself as a particular moment of a reshaping process in the development of the discipline. The translation-theoretic import of the concept in question is examined against the backdrop of precisely this reshaping process.

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