Multiple Exposure

Broj 2 - Godina 8 - 06/2018

Uvodnik

This issue of [sic] plays with the technique of multiple exposure, which we borrow from photography. In a similar way that the superimposition of several exposures creates a single and unique image, so all the articles here presented individually deal with different overlapping concepts, which produce distinctive images, texts, and readings. Thus, for example, superimposing Nigerian traditional practices on Shakespeare’s themes creates a unique phenomenon in modern Nigerian theater; similarly, Christmas customs in Croatia, overlapping the fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien, form a particular product intended for the child reader. Additionally, this [sic] also engages in a game of meaning, working around the polysemy of the word exposure. To this effect, the presented selection of articles deals with exposure as appearance in various (multiple) digital sources, the exposure of the viewers to multifarious effects cinema can have, or the exposure (revelation) of the ideas underlying the translation process. ..

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The paper analyzes the Croatian translation of a collection of J.R.R. Tolkien’s letters to his children – the posthumously published Father Christmas Letters (1976). Situated within the theoretical and methodological framework of descriptive translation studies, the paper will examine specific translation strategies and tactics utilized to make the text more comprehensible and accessible to the target (child) audience, thus demonstrating that the translator, Zlatko Crnković, is first and foremost translating for children. The analysis is focused on the level of content (with special emphasis on culture-specific items) and style. By examining one of Tolkien’s “minor” works and its translation into a “minor” language, the paper aims to address underscrutinized areas within Tolkien, translation, and children’s literature studies. Keywords: children’s literature, Father Christmas Letters, J.R.R. Tolkien, Pisma Djeda Božićnjaka, translation strategies...

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This article discusses the relationship between anthropology and art in the philosophical work of contemporary Croatian philosopher Raimundo Kupareo. Anthropology is the study of man, and art is the study or manifestation of human presence. Man is a being of value that connects mysticism and rationality, knowledge and emotions, idea and matter, anthropology and art. The possibility of a touch between anthropology and art allows for the avoidance of dichotomous tendencies of separation between art and anthropology, works and authors. The artistic process, viewed from anthropological positions, is the process of rise and resurrection of the artist as the author and his/her work as a particular value. The author has been legitimized in the world as a being that conceives different ideas and is able to express them in matter, while his work has been publicly presented as a true, human value without the predetermined exclusivity of belonging to someone. That man presents a value, the same as a work of art, implies that the importance of artwork has been recognized through anthropological laws, in the same way that the value of man has been recognized through art. The article focuses on the artistic process as an existential process opening a man towards another man and his world. So, art and anthropology eliminate the alienation tendencies of man to become an ontologically, metaphysically, aesthetically, existentially, and culturally closed being....

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As a literary work is reviewed or commented on by a large corpus of critical approaches, stratified lines of interpretation may take shape, which try to appropriate the work in question. This condition can have significant implications for literary translation. The translator’s subjective decisions situate the translation in a matrix of relations with critical readings. This study addresses the theoretical and methodical aspects of the interaction between literary criticism and literary translation by focusing on the historicity of the literary work. The study argues that an interpretive tradition is gradually and cumulatively shaped in the form of metatexts with compatible philosophies. As a result, a literary work may be interpreted according to various traditionalized readings. The study incorporates elements of transtextuality (intertext and metatext) with the temporality-related postulates of hermeneutics, suggesting a holistic analysis method. Keywords: narrative, literary translation, traditionality, historical continuity, Hafez’s poetry ...

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Several contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare address important, as well as ongoing, socio-cultural and political situations in their various societies. While this approach suggests collaboration with Shakespeare rather than contesting of the colonial political and cultural hegemony that the English Bard privileges, it also underlines the influence that Shakespeare has on the writers and cultures with which he has been in contact. From the perspective of collaboration with Shakespeare through Othello, this essay examines Ahmed Yerima’s Otaelo, which dramatizes the debilitating and tragic effects of the Osu practice among the Igbo people of southeast Nigeria and emphasizes the play’s strong echoes of other plays by Shakespeare, including Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, and Titus Andronicus. Yerima’s play underlines how adaptation makes it possible to view the relationship between an older writer and a young (or new) one in the context of both influence and collaboration. ...

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