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New Trends in Children's Literature Research

Twenty-first Century Approaches (2000-2012) from the University of Vigo (Spain)


Veljka Ruzicka Kenfel

The purpose of this volume is to present the scientific background of the Children’s Literature and Translation research group, which was established in 1992 at the University of Vigo. In 2006 it was awarded the category of Excellence Research Group. The scientific activities of members over the twenty years it has been in existence have contributed to improving and intensifying research into children’s literature in Spain and also to raising its scientific status. The group has strengthened collaboration with other Spanish universities and opened fruitful cooperation with foreign research centres. This book shows some new research lines we are focussing on and reflects current research trends in Children’s Literature in Spanish universities.
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Translation as a modelling tool to protect the values of the target culture: the case of Galician Children´s Literature translations within the dominant Spanish context


Lourdes Lorenzo / Ana Pereira / Ana Fernández

1. Introduction

Galicia is situated in the north-west part of Spain. Nowadays, it is an autonomous Spanish community with two languages, Galician and Spanish, and it offers a clear example of the workings of translators in defending Galician values in a context where Spanish language and symbols were historically pressing on the autochthonous language and culture.

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