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Beyond transfiction
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Abstract

The article investigates the ambivalent role of translation as a means of radical social and cultural change in a totalitarian situation such as the earlier Sovietization of Estonia after WWII. Translation becomes, on the one hand, an empowered and dominant activity in the establishment of the new ideological and cultural values; but it functions, at the same time, as a disempowering and marginalizing kind of writing to which writers suspicious to the new regime and silenced as authors are now confined. An original combination of Jacques Rancière’s notion of “distribution of the sensible” [] and Michel Foucault’s understanding of the “author-function,” is adopted in the article to describe all this as a process of , thus unraveling the relation between agency and political , the rationale behind hegemonic discursive attitudes toward different literary activities within a given social order, and political interventions in literature and culture under totalitarian rule.

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Keyword(s): author-function , censorship , deauthorization , distribution of the sensible , Soviet Estonia and translation
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