Bad Weeks in Saudi to Hyde Park Corners: Practical Translation of Short Stories

Reem Qadan's picture
Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
University of London , UK
Year of Publication: 
Reem Qadan
Current Affiliation: 
Department of English Language and Literature ,Faculty of humanities, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Preferred Abstract (Original): 


By Monday, I’m almost used to the grim slavery routine and I start to see dim light in the end of the tunnel; the weekend is approaching... Tuesday: My lips stretch in a smile; barely! The countdown has begun for the remaining hours until the weekend... Wednesday: I am genuinely smiling. It is unquestionably the least miserable day in the week; the weekend starts tomorrow.  “Another Bad Week”

This dissertation, titled “Bad Weeks in Saudi to Hyde Park Corners: Practical Translation of Short Stories”, will present English translations of two Arabic short stories: “Another Bad Week” and “Hyde Park” by Saudi author Hamad Al-Issa, accompanied with the supplementary commentary observing the practice of translation. This dissertation will dive into the mind of the translator to trace the decision-making process and present a glimpse of the ever-changing, aesthetic, flexible, rational and artistic procedure that is literary translation of two short stories; to all its own devices.  

Bad_Weeks_in_Saudi_to_Hyde_Park_Corners: Practical_Translation_of_Short_Stories360 KB