The AWSS Translation Registry was a pilot project undertaken in the mid-2000s to compile a record of translations and translations-in-progress into English of works by women authors of Eastern Europe and countries in the territory of the former Soviet Union. The Registry had two purposes: first to allow translators of such works to register a translation in progress so that other translators can avoid duplication; and second to let professors who are creating syllabi know what works by women writers of these countries are available in English. Unfortunately, the task of updating the Registry regularly, became unmanageable, and the project has been discontinued. The Bibliography, with entries through 2005, is still accessible, however; see below.
Click here to access the AWSS Translation Registry and Bibliography.
Transliteration: The registry/bibliography uses modified Library of Congress transliteration of Cyrillic to make it easier to find works and authors in U.S. library catalogs. Almost all U.S. library catalogs use the Library of Congress transliteration system.
Authors' Names: While authors often sign their works with different variants of their names, as well as with pseudonyms, in the interest of clarity this registry/bibliography uses the one form of each author's name established by the Library of Congress. U.S. libraries also catalog an author's works under the Library of Congress form. Knowing this form makes it easier to find works and authors in U.S. library catalogs. The version of an author's name that the Library of Congress has decided to use, however, sometimes seems arbitrary and counterintuitive. Where necessary, the registry/bibliography provides cross-references to other forms of the name (e.g., Allegro, see Solov'eva, Poliksena ; Khvoshchinskaia, Nadezhda, see Krestovskii, V.).
Anthologies: The "Anthologies" headings refer to anthologies of works by women authors, or anthologies in which a significant number of women authors appear. The entries for such anthologies list all the women authors included in each anthology. In addition, the specific works appearing in each anthology are cross-listed under the individual author.
Titles in the Original Language: The original title of a translated work is noted if it is supplied in the translation or if readily available.
Translations in Progress: Translations in progress are cross-listed in the "In Progress" folder, and also by individual author, by country and, if necessary, by century.
Barker, Adele Marie, and Jehanne M. Gheith, eds. History of Women's Writing in Russia. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Croucher, Murlin, Gregory Keller, and Carlton Stokes. "Polish Literature in English Translation, 1976-1996: A Guide to Monographic Works Housed in Indiana University's Main Library." Indiana Slavic Studies 9 (1998): 147.
Many thanks to Michael Naydan for information on translations from Ukrainian.
Many thanks to Sibelan Forrester for information on translations from South Slavic.
Mihailovic, Vasa D., and Mateja Matejic. A Comprehensive Bibliography of Yugoslav Literature in English, 1593-1980. Columbus, OH: Slavica, 1984.
Many thanks to Henry R. Cooper, Jr. for information about translations of work by Slovene women.
Ettlinger, Amrei, and Joan M. Gladstone. Russian Literature, Theatre and Art: A Bibliography of Works in English, Published 1900-1945. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1945.
Lewanski, Richard C., Lucia G. Lewanski, and Maya Derigiugin. The Literatures of the World in English Translation: A Bibliography. Vol. 2: The Slavic Literatures. New York: New York Public Library, 1967.
Line, Maurice B. A Bibliography of Russian Literature in English Translation to 1900: (Excluding Periodicals). London: Library Association, Chaucer House, Malet Place, 1963.
Ostrowski, Constance J. Polish Literature in English Translation 2014.
Proffer, Carl R., and Ronald Meyer. "Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in English: A Bibliography of Criticism and Translations." Ann Arbor, Mich.: Ardis, 1990.
Suvin, Darko. Russian Science Fiction, 1956-1974: A Bibliography. Elizabethtown, NY: Dragon Press, 1976.
Tarnavs'ka, Marta. Ukrainain Literature in English: Articles in Journals and Collections, 1840-1965: Annotated Bibliography. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press (CIUS), University of Alberta, 1992.
Electronic Library of Ukrainian Literature University of Toronto, 2016.
Tarnawsky, Marta, see Tarnavs'ka, Marta.