Migrating Histories of Art

Self-Translations of a Discipline

edited by Maria Teresa Costa and Hans Christian Hönes

Art historians have been facing the challenge – even from before the advent of globalization – of writing for an international audience and translating their own work into a foreign language – whether forced by exile, voluntary migration, or simply in order to reach wider audiences.
Migrating Histories of Art aims to study the biographical and academic impact of these self-translations, and how the adoption and processing of foreign-language texts and their corresponding methodologies have been fundamental to the disciplinary discourse of art history. While often creating distinctly "multifaceted" personal biographies and establishing an international disciplinary discourse, self-translation also fosters the creation of instances of linguistic and methodological hegemony.

Walter De Gruyter, Berlin 2018

Studien aus dem Warburg-Haus, 19
232 pp.
Print: ISBN 978-3-11-048587-5
eBook (PDF): ISBN 978-3-11-049125-8
eBook (ePub): ISBN 978-3-11-049047-3


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