Altered States

No. 1 - Year 8 - 12/2017

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Editorial

Non-thematic issues always represent a challenge, mostly premised on defining and constructing a subtle thread that would, at least apparently, unify all of the numerous submitted papers, thoughts and opinions about a variety of different subjects. Sometimes the final product, the metaphoric body of our journal, is a harmonious and perhaps even optimistic reading of cultural, social and literary phenomena, while on some other occasions the projected and articulated themes and ideas tend to be a bit harsher, stronger and more explicit in their nature. Such is the issue in front of you; in spite of the cheerful and celebratory time of the year, the segment dedicated to culture and literature is defined by the somewhat gloomy overtones of the presented ideas, merging silently with the foreboding shadows and the unfriendly figure insidiously dominating our cover. However, the articulated themes and analyses, while inclined toward the darker states and altered perceptions of reality, still form a rich tapestry of research and scrutiny, actively and significantly contributing to contemporary debates on the subjects at hand....

Literature and Culture
Predrag Mirčetić, University of Belgrade, Serbia:

This paper analyzes Woody Allen's 2013 movie Blue Jasmine as a pastiche of the famous 1951 movie A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Elia Kazan. The paper points out the similarities between the two films in terms of plot and relationships between female and male characters, as well as the differences between them in terms of genre and film techniques. The main emphasis in the comparative analysis of these movies is placed on the character and destiny of the female protagonist – Blanche DuBois and Jasmine French. At the end of the paper, the author draws attention to the name of Woody Allen’s protagonist as proof that Blue Jasmine should be interpreted not as a parody but rather a pastiche of A Streetcar Named Desire.Keywords: A Streetcar Named Desire, Blue Jasmine, Tennessee Williams, Woody Allen, pastiche

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lc.7
Catalan Poetry Translation Workshop
Nikola Vuletić and Tomislav Kuzmanović:

Radionica prevođenja katalonske poezije / Mali Pašman 2017.Dragi čitatelju,Pred tobom je plod rada grupe prevoditelja i dvoje katalonskih pjesnika koji su se sastali na radionici prevođenja katalonske poezije u svibnju 2017. godine na otoku Pašmanu. U temeljima priče ovoga, sada već dugogodišnjeg, prevodilačkog projekta, slobodno se može reći, stoji prvi katalonski lektor na Sveučilištu u Zadru, Pau Sanchis Ferrer, ujedno i pjesnik koji objavljuje pod pseudonimom Pau Sif. Pau je 2010. sudjelovao na 19. izdanju seminara prevođenja poezije u organizaciji Institució de les Lletres Catalanes, koji se tradicionalno održava u Farrera de Pallars, zabačenom mjestu u katalonskim Pirenejima. Tom su se prilikom na katalonski prevodile pjesme Marka Pogačara i Dinka Telećana. Potom je Pau predložio da se neka vrst uzvratnog susreta održi kod nas, u Hrvatskoj, u Zadru, u sličnim uvjetima. To se zbilo već u prosincu 2010, uz potporu različitih katalonskih institucija i našega Ministarstva kulture. Iz...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.cptw.1
Literature and Culture
Artea Panajotović, Alfa BK University, Serbia:

The paper examines some of the Gothic features used in character development in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and explores how the two novels complement each other to form a comprehensive picture of the American South around the Civil War. In the traditions of Gothic realism and postcolonial Gothic respectively, the authors describe the 19th-century South as populated with supernatural beings: demoniac slaveholders, monsters who try to fight oppression, zombies whose souls have been devoured by the oppressive system, ghosts and revenants who return to haunt their wrongdoers, and hybrids whose transgressive nature is feared by the oppressors and the oppressed alike.Keywords: American Gothic, American South, character development, slavery, hybrids, monsters, ghostsEven though, as Allan Lloyd Smith points out in his survey of the 19th-century American Gothic, American writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne complained that the New Wor...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lc.4
Catalan Poetry Translation Workshop
Jaume Coll Mariné and Grupa prevoditelja:

i tako čitava života.(Boscalt)Misaelu AlermuU cik zore, kada se prođu Sobrebosc i Teieda, vidi se kako izlazi tekst, sjajan i velikih ruku, koji crtamo ili pišemo, koji hoda i vidi nas gdje dolazimo.No, kada se smrači, diže se i sve nam obavije; i kreće se među stablima, ne bi li mu pokazao puteve i mjesta na kojima se krije.Víctoru SunyoluMost je, ili ne, tek prijelaz, da, prijelaz, koji postavljaš jer želiš preko rijeke, pa uzimaš trupce i brezovu koru i nešto kamenja i odjednom to više nisu trupci ni brezova kora ni kamenje: to je most, ili ne, tek prijelaz, da, prijelaz.Postavio si ga da bio prešao preko i da zatim padne; no ispada da si prešao rijeku i da si na istoj strani kao i prije pa sad tražiš još trupaca i breza i kamenja…[FRAGMENT]Joanu Ferreru GracijiKada spusti se Noć, stvari se približavaju i nalikuju jedna drugoj; no, kada svane Dan, malo pomalo, nalikujući jedna drugoj, odvajaju se, kao stabla od zemlje ili riječi od tijela.Za Mariliin Vassenin

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.cptw.4
Literature and Culture
Tamara Jevrić, Priština University in Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo:

Frequent lexical patterns can explain how language, society and culture interact. In this paper, we analyze the most frequent adjectival collocates which precede lemmas WOMAN and MAN, by searching the node words woman, women, man and men in the British National Corpus (BNC) using the statistical procedure list. The primary postulate is that frequent collocational patterns reveal common societal and cultural concepts. The research is based on Sinclair’s theory about how frequency points to what is typical and central in a language (17). Furthermore, Stubbs’s understanding of a community’s value system being built up and maintained by the recurrent use of particular phrasings in texts (Words and Phrases 166) is explored through the repetition of lexical patterns in the corpus, thus exposing dominant cultural models. Keywords: WOMAN, MAN, BNC, frequency, collocates, language, society, cultureMichael Stubbs’s principle that “language in use transmits the culture,” by which he provides his ...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lc.2
Literary Translation
Dulce Maria Cardoso and Ana Ille Horvat:

Princeze nikada ne umiru. Udaju se i žive sretno do kraja života. "Ideja će mi sinuti kad se najmanje budem nadala", kaže Alice, "uvijek je tako. Neću očajavati." Upravo sjedi na kauču držeći bilježnicu u rukama u koju je trenutak prije, velikim štampanim slovima na vrhu lista, upisala "ideje za Afonsov rođendan". Pažljivo je povukla pet strelica i svaku označila brojem. Poslije toga nije napisala više ništa. Ovo je već sedmi popis koji radi otkako je sjela. Pogleda uprta prema dnevnom boravku, oko kažiprsta lijeve ruke mota plamen jarkoplave kose, kao u lutke."Kako se to smišlja neka ideja", upita se šapatom koji je uvježbala još u mladosti, "kako?"

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lt.6