The draws coincide with the publication of every second Bulletin (roughly once every six weeks), with a randomly-selected contributor winning a book or eBook up to the value of £50 from the Routledge website.
The winner of our third prize was Klaus Mundt from the University of Nottingham. He selected Translation and Emotion: A Psychological Perspective by Séverine Hubscher-Davidson.
The book applies the scientific study of emotion to the study of translation and translators in order to shed light on how emotions can impact decision-making and problem-solving when translating. Klaus explained his reasons for selecting this text as follows:
My teaching and my research on translator training are rooted in Mediated Learning Experience and thus draw on different areas of psychology. I consider the affective environment in which we learn and work as a crucial factor in the way we approach texts and translate them, especially if the texts we translate are themselves emotionally loaded. That is why I chose 'Translation and Emotion: A Psychological Perspective', which presents empirical data in relation to phenomena that I have so far only been able to observe anecdotally.
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