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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2024, 7(5); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070539.

Heterotopias in the Translation of Neo-Victorian Novels


Yixuan Li

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Yixuan Li

Liaoning Normal University Haihua College, Dalian, Liaoning, 116000, China


This paper analyzes Michel Foucault’s “heterotopia” and “neo-Victorian novels” in the field of translation. This paper first discusses the feasibility of treating translation as heterotopia and points out the otherness between the target text and the original text in time and space. The next part explores the embodiment of heterotopian elements in the translation of neo-Victorian novels, intending to explore the order of translation as heterotopia. First, it promotes attention to marginal issues from the perspective of the target language culture; secondly, the act unconsciously pushes society forward and is a representation of the realisation of the concept of a wonderful life. Finally, this paper concludes by exploring findings from the neo-Victorian novels’ translational heterotopia hiatus, exposing the power relations of translational heterotopia by parsing the past and future of the neo-Victorian novels.


Neo-Victorian novels, Translation, Heterotopia, Michel Foucault

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Yixuan Li. Heterotopias in the Translation of Neo-Victorian Novels. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 5: 242-247. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070539.


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