The aim of this issue of Anglistica AION is to proffer an LSP and Specialized Discourse insight into the translation of specialized vocabulary in literary texts. It brings together substantial contributions capable of depicting and displaying major contextualized examples of linguistic peculiarities that would focus on the observation of stylistic, narrative and communicative frames, patterns and schemata, commencing with a consideration of the growing importance of LSP and Translation Studies within the field of Literature. Indeed, Literature and Translation appear as two closely related disciplines, but when the former is flanked by LSP, Specialised Translation or Gender(-sensitive) translation perspectives, the connection becomes more and more opaque. Our aim is to highlight how LSP can be traced in literary and cultural texts and how gender issue and gendered language can affect the reception of the original and/or the translated text. The contributions include reflections on translation and gender/sexuality, adaptation, and (re-)interpretation, in a multifocal examination of literary case studies in adherence with critical approaches that include Translation Studies, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Semiotics, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies applied – and applicable – to the heterogeneous linguistic and cultural milieu of diverse European and extra-European contexts.

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Translating LSP in Literature through a
Gender Perspective
Vol. 22, n. 2 (2018)
Editors: Eleonora Federici, Federico Pio Gentile and Margaret Rogers

Table of Contents

Eleonora Federici and Margaret Rogers


Translating LSP in Literature through a Gender Perspective

Literary Translations and Specialized Lexicon

Cristina Carrasco

(Post)Translation, Ideology and Female Body: The Translation of the Body in Americanah, by
Chimamanda Adichie

Emilio Amideo

Translating Gender and Race through Music in Jackie Kay’s Trumpet

Eleonora Federici and Luisa Marino

Literary Texts Crossing-Over: A Translation Proposal of Suneeta Peres da Costa’s Saudade into Italian

Education for Gender Equality

Isabel Garcia Perez

Gender and Linguistic Sexism in Elisabetta Cametti’s I guardiani della Storia and Its Translation into English and Spanish

Maria del Pino Valero Cuadra and
Antonio Lérida Muñoz

Women in Children’s and Young Adults’ Literature and Its Translation: Female Characters in Manolito Gafotas and Kika Superbruja

Literary Genres, Specialised Languages and Adaptations

Federico Pio Gentile

Crime and Gender as Popularised Discourse in Maureen Jennings’ A Journeyman to Grief

Nicolangelo Becce

Adapting George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones: A Corpus Linguistics Analysis from a Gender Perspective

Eleonora Sasso

Subtitling Gender and Humour in Douglas McGrath’s Emma

Marilicia Di Paolo

The Feminist Revolution of Words: Translating the Feminist Discourse through Newspapers


Esterino Adami

A Review of Emilia Di Martino, Celebrity Accents and Public Identity Construction: Analyzing Geordie Stylizations (London and New York: Routledge, 2019) 

Lellida Marinelli

A Review of Julian Wolfreys ed., New Critical Thinking: Criticism to Come (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017) 

Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors