It has recently become more apparent that there are strong commonalities and convergences between the cognitive and the hermeneutic approach to translation studies, especially as the cognitive approach has turned more and more towards affect theory and the question of kinaesthetics, and as hermeneutic research has increasingly undertaken research into the actual processes of interpretation. The second issue of the Yearbook of Translational Hermeneutics is accordingly devoted to an enquiry into the relationships that can be established between these two research fields.
The first issue of the Yearbook of Translational hermeneutics (YTH) is dedicated to a ‘classic’ representative of the hermeneutic approach to translation studies, namely George Steiner, who passed away in February 2020. Published under the auspices of the Research Centre Hermeneutik und Kreativität, this issue is devoted to a celebration of Steiner’s 90th birthday (2019) and to the 45th anniversary of After Babel, which first appeared in 1975. After Babel has not lost its power to galvanise contemporary research in translation and interpretation studies even today. This installment of the Yearbook of Translational Hermeneutics hosts a dozen scholars’ engagements with Steiner’s work, as well as a supplement devoted to tributes to the author, book reviews and a discussion (forum).