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Retranslation And Interpellation, Andrew Brooks 2023 University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Retranslation And Interpellation, Andrew Brooks

Living in Languages

No abstract provided.


Confessing The Self Through Translation: The Evolution Of Proust’S Young Girl, Nicole A. Cosentino PhD 2023 University at Albany, State University of New York

Confessing The Self Through Translation: The Evolution Of Proust’S Young Girl, Nicole A. Cosentino Phd

Living in Languages

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A Study Of Cranf 1927: Woo Kwang Kien And Translation-Cultural Capital, Lisu Wang 2023 University of Leicester, UK

A Study Of Cranf 1927: Woo Kwang Kien And Translation-Cultural Capital, Lisu Wang

Living in Languages

Largely ignored by Gaskell scholars, the early Chinese translations of Gaskell’s works have not been carefully looked at. From 1920 to 1945, the publication of four stories by Gaskell-- Cranford, Cousin Phillis, Hand and Heart, and The Old Nurse’s Story, witnessed the transformation from politics-orientated to independence in China’s publishing history. With their growing understanding of foreign literature, Chinese scholars had been translating and criticizing Gaskell’s works, and gradually formed a focus on Cranford. It was not by accident that Cranford has received great popularity: there is no similar novella in contemporary Chinese literature that …


Babel Blackness: The Aesth-Ethical Turn In Post-Colonial Translation, Emanuela Maltese 2023 Charles University, Prague Czech Republic

Babel Blackness: The Aesth-Ethical Turn In Post-Colonial Translation, Emanuela Maltese

Living in Languages

“How do we make art in an ethical way?” (Marlene NourbeSe Philip) is the leading question lying at the basis of this article, which inspired by the story of the unauthorized Italian translation of Zong! seeks to investigate on the ethics of translation and propose a new turn in translation studies, namely a black aesth-ethical one. The proposal here examined is indeed informed by both aesthetics, and ethics. It presents translation as a practice, that draws on recent debates on black aesthetics, with specific reference to the Afro-optimism (AO) of cultural theorist and poet Fred Moten (2013, 2018, 2019) and …


Five Poems By Chase Twichell, Translated By Claire Gacioch, Claire Gacioch, Yolande G. Schutter, Chase Twichell 2023 University at Albany

Five Poems By Chase Twichell, Translated By Claire Gacioch, Claire Gacioch, Yolande G. Schutter, Chase Twichell

Living in Languages

No abstract provided.


“Foreign Soundingness” And Code-Switching Instead Of Translation: An Examination Of A Marketing Strategy In Contemporary Latino/A Music., Nerisha De Nil Padilla Cruz 2023 University at Albany, SUNY

“Foreign Soundingness” And Code-Switching Instead Of Translation: An Examination Of A Marketing Strategy In Contemporary Latino/A Music., Nerisha De Nil Padilla Cruz

Living in Languages

The focus of this investigation is to analyze the concept of “foreign soundingness” used by David Bellos in his essay “Fictions of the Foreign the Paradox of “Foreign-Soundingness” in the Latino/a music context. Specifically, it is interesting to see how code-switching between English and Spanish in certain songs can be used to connect with the US Latino/a community, but also be a “foreign soundingness” for the audience outside of the mainland. Additionally, I argue that due to the increase in the bilingual populace around the world, it is not necessary for contemporary artists to translate their music to a specific …


Belonging To Harlem: Reading Zora Neale Hurston’S Story In Slang, Rumi Coller-Takahashi 2023 University at Albany, SUNY

Belonging To Harlem: Reading Zora Neale Hurston’S Story In Slang, Rumi Coller-Takahashi

Living in Languages

This essay examines Zora Neale Hurston’s “Story in Harlem Slang” (1942) to analyze how the reading experience of the story captures relational dynamics in the community of Harlem. Written in the “Harlemese,” a distinctive lexicon developed in the 1920s, the story seemingly serves as a dictionary with an attached glossary and illustrations of the vernacular words. Reading the story, however, not so much allows the readers to join the linguistic community as requires them to be conscious of the border-crossing movements. Such a structure is intertwined with the character’s theatrical life as a male prostitute, whose way of belonging to …


Introduction To Living In Languages: Volume 2, Andrew Brooks 2022 University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Introduction To Living In Languages: Volume 2, Andrew Brooks

Living in Languages

No abstract provided.


Bureaucratic Sorceries In The Third Policeman: Anthropological Perspectives On Magic & Officialdom, Alexandra Irimia 2022 Western University

Bureaucratic Sorceries In The Third Policeman: Anthropological Perspectives On Magic & Officialdom, Alexandra Irimia

Modern Languages and Literatures Publications

This article discusses The Third Policeman through the lens of a dialectic of enchantment and disenchantment that is firmly anchored in the history of anthropological discourse on bureaucracy (Malinowski, Lévi-Strauss, Tambiah, Herzfeld, Graeber, Jones). From this angle, Flann O’Brien’s novel is examined as an aesthetic illustration of an essentially anthropological argument: although bureaucracy has been described as an eminently rational form of social systematisation, regulation, and control (since Weber), it also functions, paradoxically, as a symbolic site for irrationality and supernatural occurrences, haunted by madness, mystery, and delusion. The novel is intriguing partly due to its nonchalant, humorous entwining of …


Plagues, Oblivion, And The Anonymous Dead Echoes From Seneca’S Oedipus And Lucan’S Civil War To Covid-19, Christina Franzen 2022 Marshall University

Plagues, Oblivion, And The Anonymous Dead Echoes From Seneca’S Oedipus And Lucan’S Civil War To Covid-19, Christina Franzen

Critical Humanities

The dead who are piled up in the literary worlds of Seneca’s Oedipus and Lucan’s Civil War are not very different than those of modernity. In their anonymity and silence, they speak so much about the atrocities and traumatic events of the societies in which they live. In Oedipus, nameless citizens claustrophobically are joined to one another in death, and, in Civil War, heaps of dead rot as Caesar looks on. One cannot help being reminded of the mass graves on Hart Island, the refrigerated morgue trucks, and the mass funeral pyres in India. This essay explores how the …


Literature, Pandemic, And The Insufficiency Of Survival: Boccaccio’S Decameron And Emily St. John Mandel’S Station Eleven, Anthony P. Russell 2022 University of Richmond

Literature, Pandemic, And The Insufficiency Of Survival: Boccaccio’S Decameron And Emily St. John Mandel’S Station Eleven, Anthony P. Russell

Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies

The question of literature’s utility in relation to the “real world” has been asked since at least the time of Plato. This essay examines an extreme instance of this problem by investigating two works, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron (1349-1353) and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (2016), that argue for the value of art in the midst of catastrophe. Boccaccio’s collection of 100 tales, written in the context of the Black Plague, and Mandel’s post-apocalyptic novel about a world devastated by a killer flu, overlap and diverge in instructive ways in making their cases for the important role of literature in …


"I Am Primarily A Scientific Philologist": J.R.R. Tolkien And The Science/Technology Divide, Kristine Larsen 2022 Central Connecticut State University

"I Am Primarily A Scientific Philologist": J.R.R. Tolkien And The Science/Technology Divide, Kristine Larsen

Journal of Tolkien Research

Presentation on Tolkien's writings on science and technology, New York Tolkien Conference, Baruch College, New York, March 17, 2019


The Enigma Of Goldberry: Tolkien’S Narrative Braiding Of Genre- And Symbol-Related Vocabularies In The Withywindle River-Daughter, Derek Simon 2022 St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada

The Enigma Of Goldberry: Tolkien’S Narrative Braiding Of Genre- And Symbol-Related Vocabularies In The Withywindle River-Daughter, Derek Simon

Journal of Tolkien Research

The enigma of Goldberry continues to stimulate diverse readings of her narrative in the Withywindle Cottage episode. The root contention of this article is that Goldberry’s enigma is textured through Tolkien’s complex narrative braiding of multiple genre- and symbol-specific vocabularies woven together throughout her episode. The effort to interpret the enigma of Goldberry needs to be grounded in the philological, lexical, and thematic signifiers circulating in her storyline. These mythopoeic signifiers are variously conveyed by the genre- and symbol-related vocabularies influencing her enigma in the narrative. Where much of the critical commentary has justifiably considered a single strand of source …


Joking With A Heavy Heart: Bo Burnham As The Modern Underground Man, Jasper K. Beck 2022 Western Oregon University

Joking With A Heavy Heart: Bo Burnham As The Modern Underground Man, Jasper K. Beck

PURE Insights

What is the meaning of life? How can we make sense of existence, if at all? These are the questions Fyodor Dostoyevsky attempted to answer in his 1864 novella Notes From Underground. Centuries later in 2021, comedian and filmmaker Bo Burnham attempts to answer the same questions in his COVID-era comedy special Inside. Though neither of these works are about existential philosophy explicitly, Notes From Underground is revered as such. In this comparative essay I argue that Inside is also a deeply existential work, similar to Notes From Underground in both the themes it contains and the mechanisms used to …


Documents And The Malady Of Truth, Ronald E. Day 2022 Indiana University - Bloomington

Documents And The Malady Of Truth, Ronald E. Day

Proceedings from the Document Academy

This article discusses documents, knowledge, and truth through a conceptual examination and through an examination of Flaubert's 19th century novel Madame Bovary. It argues that the main characters of Madame Bovary deceive themselves by believing that the contents of the fictional and medical texts they read convey truth. In contrast, the article argues that modern knowledge is constituted by documentary evidence operating in knowledge networks and processes where the result of such operations is what can be claimed to be true about the world through such processes. The representational malady that Madame and Doctor Bovary suffer in the novel was …


Sobre La Traducció Catalana De La Tabulatio Et Expositio Senecae De Luca Mannelli // On The Catalan Translation Of Luca Mannelli's Tabulatio Et Expositio Senecae, Marta Marfany 2022 Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Sobre La Traducció Catalana De La Tabulatio Et Expositio Senecae De Luca Mannelli // On The Catalan Translation Of Luca Mannelli's Tabulatio Et Expositio Senecae, Marta Marfany

Translat Library

This article studies the medieval Catalan translation of the Latin work Tabulatio et Expositio Senecae by Dominican friar Luca Mannelli, which was composed around 1350 with fragments of Seneca’s works. The anonymous Catalan translation, preserved in a single fifteenth-century manuscript (Barcelona, Biblioteca de la Universitat de Barcelona, MS 282), remains unpublished. This article studies the context of the translation, the manuscript, and the text. It also identifies the copyist and illuminator of the manuscript, Jaume Buesa. This identification makes it possible to date the manuscript to the mid-fifteenth century. Last, this article also compares a sample of the Catalan text …


Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: Veiled Criticism Through Extreme Entertainment, Thoby Jeanty 2022 Seton Hall University

Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: Veiled Criticism Through Extreme Entertainment, Thoby Jeanty

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This thesis examines the writings of Meiji novelists living during a time of transition. Their writings became known as part of a genre called Erotic Grotesque Nonsense. The genre became defined as engaging in extremes to entertain an audience captivated by the eroticism, grotesque, or even the nonsensical nature of the stories being told. The thesis discovers there is a pressing social commentary on the tumultuous transition to modernity hidden within these works. The traditions established during the Tokugawa era starting from 1603 and lasting until 1867 came under pressure with the start of the Meiji era in 1868. Each …


Exploring Dante’S Sources Online: Interactive Reading, Visualizations, And The Study Of Dantean Intertextuality In The Digital Age, Julie Van Peteghem 2022 CUNY Hunter College

Exploring Dante’S Sources Online: Interactive Reading, Visualizations, And The Study Of Dantean Intertextuality In The Digital Age, Julie Van Peteghem

Publications and Research

Dante’s Commedia is a highly allusive text, and readers throughout time have noted the many parallels between Dante’s verses and those of others. Now that the text of the Commedia and various scholarly and artistic interpretations of the poem (commentaries, translations, illuminated manuscripts) have become accessible online, also the concordance, the lists of parallel passages in Dante’s poem and other works, has become a digital resource. In this essay I explore the study of Dante’s sources in a digital environment mainly through the Intertextual Dante project and its Dante-Ovid edition, published on Digital Dante. Intertextual Dante visualizes moments of …


Les Personnages Dans La Reclusion Solitaire De Tahar Ben Jelloun (Approche Sémiologique), Najib WASMINE 2022 Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Tetouane, Maroc

Les Personnages Dans La Reclusion Solitaire De Tahar Ben Jelloun (Approche Sémiologique), Najib Wasmine

Dirassat

The Characters In Tahar Ben Jelloun’s Solitary Reclusion (semiological approach)

“For a semiological status of the character-'D is the title of a study by Philippe Hamon in which he traces the fundamental lines of a semio-Jogy of the character. He distinguishes it from historical, sociological, psychological, psychoanalytical and logical approaches. Conceived as a sign inscribed in the text, which is a system of linguistic signs, the character is the subject of a theoretical elaboration. Several criteria define its status: the “discontinuous signifier” or “label” (set of marks relating to the character dispersed in the text), the “discontinuous signified” (the meaning …


F. Scott Fitzgerald Et La Poetique De «L'Inacheve» Dans The Great Gatsby, Rachid EL HAMRI 2022 Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Agadir, Maroc

F. Scott Fitzgerald Et La Poetique De «L'Inacheve» Dans The Great Gatsby, Rachid El Hamri

Dirassat

F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Politics of

“THE UNFINISHED” IN THE GREAT GATSBY

It seems that every writer, when he tries to close a story, always obeys the same purpose: not to bring a conclusion to his text as a whole, but rather to specify that he has nothing more to say, that he can't or doesn't mean anything anymore. The concept of incompleteness. - which is only an internal border - offers an example of the "void" that it is possible to study in Literary texts. Formerly, writers spoke of this incompletion as a reality inherent in the very …


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