NaUKMA researcher joined the international scientific consortium in the framework of the European Research Council (ERC) project



Associate Professor of the NaUKMA Department of English Language Nataliya Rudnytska became a part of the powerful international team of scholars in the framework of a large 5-year project of the European Research Council (ERC), which is a leading research grantmaking institution within the structure of the European Commission, which finances cutting-edge research in Europe and whose grants are one of the most prestigious among European educational and research institutions.


The “TransAtWar — Literary Translation at War: Mapping the Second World War in Europe (1939-45)” project, which brought together scholars from seven countries, aims to investigate the role played by literary translations during the World War II in Europe and is designed to highlight all aspects of the impact of artistic translation on European society during the World War II, as well as its role as a tool of authoritative impact during the war. As modern translation studies show, in the 20th century, translation, including artistic translation, was effectively used by powerful groups in various countries to impose and strengthen political ideologies, a certain worldview, moral values, aesthetics, etc., at the same time, serving as a means of intercultural interaction, resistance to the dominant ideology. In this context, the project is also consonant with the challenges of the сurrent war in Ukraine and the role of literature in opposition and resistance to the aggressor’s information policy.


The research is undertaken by scholars from the University of Vienna (Austria), the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), the University of Perugia (Italy), the University of Wroclaw (Poland), the Babes-Bolyai University (Romania) and researchers from five French universities (University of Paris, University of Nantes, University of Rennes, University of Tours, Gustave Eiffel University). Ukraine, in its turn, is represented by the scholar of the NaUKMA research community.



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