A Multimedia Collection of Folktales from Various Cultures

By Sofi Sanders

Translating Culture is a multimedia collection of folktales from cultures around the globe, including eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The stories have been selected to showcase the similarities and differences between story-telling techniques across these cultures, and have all been translated from their respective languages: Russian, Spanish, and Arabic. This collection was curated by Sofi Sanders, who also wrote an accompanying article exploring the cross-cultural interconnections demonstrated in this collection, which is available in the non-fiction section here:

This is a collection of multimedia stories that “translates” the text of the story into a visual and auditory experience. This was designed to work best on computers. For the full experience, turn audio on by clicking on the files provided before starting to read the story.

Russian – Eastern Europe

Spanish – Latin America

Arabic – Middle East


About the Curator

Sofi Sanders is an assistant editor of HIVEMIND Magazine, focusing on the visual design of the website as well as this Translating Culture collection and its accompanying article. She is a Russian-American graduate student completing the Global Media and Cultures Master of Science at Georgia Tech with a concentration in Russian. Sofi is currently focusing on the interrelationships within cross-cultural communication and also investigating the state of the Russian news media, particularly with regard to corruption, censorship, and bias. Her interest in speculative fiction stems from fond childhood memories of Lord of the Rings, as well as her passion for cross-cultural (meaning alien cultures too!) reading and writing.

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