Open lecture “Literary and Political Discourse of translation is totalitarianism: Anglophone literature in soviet Latvia”
We invite students, lecturers and guests to participate in an open lecture “Literary and Political Discourse of translation is totalitarianism: Anglophone literature in soviet Latvia”, which will be delivered by the visiting researcher at VMU Dr. Evita Badina from Daugavpils University (Latvia).
During the lecture, the focus will fall on the issues connected with the soviet regime (censorship, interaction between ideology and literature, specifics of translation policy) and its manipulative impact on public awareness and national culture. The ways soviet officials tended to employ literature to implant ‘appropriate’ socialist values into society will be discussed. On the example of British and American fiction presented in the public space of Latvia in the 1940s – 1960s, the process of constructing a “Soviet identity” will be considered.
When and where: November 22, 2022, 15:30 PM. V. Putvinsko g. 23, room 311.
The lecture will be in English.
The research is supported by the ERDF under Grant ‘Literary and Political Discourse of Translations in Totalitarianism: Anglophone Literature in Soviet Latvia’ [application No. 184.108.40.206/VIAA/3/19/452].