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Narratives of Risk: Interdisciplinary Studies
The anthology entitled Narratives of Risk: Interdisciplinary Studies ‒ Narrative des Risikos. Interdisziplinäre Beiträge was co-edited by Anastasia Parianou, Associate Professor at the Ionian University, Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting (DFLTI), and academics from the Østfold University College (Norway). It was published by Waxmann (Münster/Germany) in December 2012. Participating in this volume with contributions about risk are Vilelmini Sosoni and Anastasia Parianou, both from DFLTI.
The anthology is the result of an international project involving 21 authors from Denmark, Greece, Malta and Norway whose contributions are written in English or German. Risk communication is approached from an interdisciplinary perspective, with authors drawing insights from a variety of research areas: linguistics, translation studies, comparative literature, rhetoric, education, theology, psychology, sociology and political science. In particular in translation studies, the authors’ contributions underscore the fact that risk communication involves a variety of genres ranging from manuals and EU texts to literature, especially literature for children and adolescents, while they highlight the complexity of the translation process and the crucial role of the translator.