Translation, Adaptation and Transformation

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Laurence Raw
A&C Black, Jan 12, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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In recent years adaptation studies has established itself as a discipline in its own right, separate from translation studies. The bulk of its activity to date has been restricted to literature and film departments, focussing on questions of textual transfer and adaptation of text to film. It is however, much more interdisciplinary, and is not simply a case of transferring content from one medium to another. This collection furthers the research into exactly what the act of adaptation involves and whether it differs from other acts of textual rewriting.  In addition, the ‘cultural turn' in translation studies has prompted many scholars to consider adaptation as a form of inter-semiotic translation. But what does this mean, and how can we best theorize it? What are the semiotic systems that underlie translation and adaptation? Containing theoretical chapters and personal accounts of actual adaptions and translations, this is an original contribution to translation and adaptation studies which will appeal to researchers and graduate students.

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Introduction Identifying Common Ground
Is there a Limit?
Chapter 2 Translation and Adaptation Two Sides of an Ideological Coin
A Theoretical Perspective from Translation Studies
Dont Translators Adapt When They Translate?
Cultural Mediation in Ping Chongs Deshima and Pojagi
Chapter 6 The Transadaptation of Shakespeares Christian Dimension in Chinas Theatre To Translate or Not to Translate?
A Word for the Future
Chapter 8 Waltz with Bashir as a Case of Multidimensional Translation
Translation and Intertitles in Victor Sjöströms Silent Film Adaptation of Henrik Ibsens Terje Vigen
Examining Traces of European ness in Cruel Intentions Dangerous Liaisons and Valmont
Chapter 11 Turnips or Sweet Potatoes ?
Imagination Emotions and Ideas in the Intersemiotic Transposition of Housmans Poetry to Song
Some Thoughts about Chinese Students Studying in a British University

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Laurence Raw teaches Adaptation Studies and Literature in the Department of English, Faculty of Education, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.

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