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Meet our Authors: Jaroslav Spirk - May 2015

Jaroslav Spirk studied Translation and Conference Interpreting at Charles University, Prague. His PhD thesis focused on the reception of Czech literature in 20th-century Portugal via translation, investigating concepts such as ideology, censorship, non-translation, indirect translation, paratexts, and cultural relations between two medium-sized lingua- and socio-cultures in general.

Since October 2011, Jaroslav has been teaching Translation and Interpreting at the Institute of Translation Studies at Charles University. His current research interests focus on inter-semiotic translation.

Jaroslav is the author of Censorship, Indirect Translations and Non-translation: The (Fateful) Adventures of Czech Literature in 20th-century PortugalThis is his first book, and he explains why he chose to publish it with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

Publishing with Cambridge Scholars has been a dream come true. Ever since I published a paper with them in a collective volume in 2008 on translation and censorship which received widespread acclaim, I wanted to publish a book with them. Having received my manuscript, Cambridge Scholars reacted speedily, they expressed enthusiasm about the result of my five-year research, and the contractual conditions were fair and square. It was an open-and-shut case. The publication of my book at Cambridge Scholars promoted my research beyond my wildest expectations. Not only am I now quoted by prominent figures in my field, I even receive invitations to deliver plenary speeches as a keynote speaker at international conferences. In short, Cambridge Scholars Publishing thrust my research into the academic limelight. What else can one hope for in a publishing house?


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Censorship, Indirect Translations and Non-translation: The (Fateful) Adventures of Czech Literature in 20th-century Portugal. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 14th June 2015.


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