Project Title: Translation Flows between France and the Maghreb in the 21st Century: Literature, Cooperation, and Francophonie
School: School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews
About Clara’s Research
This project explores how current literary translation flows between France and the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia), redefine la Francophonie as a multilingual, rather than French-speaking, literary space in the twenty-first century. By comparing cultural policy documents to literary texts translated as part of broader cooperation programmes during the past ten years, I investigate (i) why literary translation from and into Arabic became a tool of Francophone cultural policy in France and the Maghreb (ii) how literary translation as a creative process is impacted when tasked with meeting specific cooperation goals and (iii) how (translated) literature and cultural policy currently intersect in reimagining ‘la Francophonie’.