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Accessing Local Literatures via Public Institutions Websites
Accessing Local Literatures via Public Institutions Websites

Author(s): Alexandru Praisler
Subject(s): Education, Library operations and management, Studies of Literature, Communication studies, Sociology of Culture, Translation Studies
Published by: Editura Casa Cărții de Știință
Keywords: culture; literature; translation; representation; website design;

Summary/Abstract: Most public institutions create and disseminate pragmatic, community oriented information via their official websites. Some, however, also have pages dedicated to literary text production, distribution and consumption. A case in point is the regional “V. A. Urechia” Public Library, Galati, Romania, with its webpage, available at http://www.bvau.ro/. Its cultural component, Axis Libri, includes links to the homonymous literary salon, cultural magazine, publishing house and book festival – all of which primarily promote Romanian culture, literature and education – but for the larger public access is limited due to the fact that translation into international languages (mostly English and French) is only partly provided, for three of the twenty-four volumes of the Axis Libri cultural magazine. A sample text and its translation into English, ‘Fănuş Neagu: Cum am scris Îngerul a strigat’ [‘Fănuş Neagu: How I Wrote The Angel Yelled’], are under scrutiny here, generating considerations regarding local representation and intercultural communication.

  • Issue Year: 2/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 94-102
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English