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
Hua Zhu, independent researcher, Japan:

The limitations of Chinese transcription and the domination of Chinese scripts in print cause a difficulty in reflecting the otherness of Chinese foreign terms in English. The discrepancy among Chinese dialects has also brought about challenges. A novel form of translating Chinese foreign terms in The Joy Luck Club was invented in order to improve the representation of otherness. Since the publication of the first Chinese version of the novel, better results have been demonstrated in more recent retranslations of The Joy Luck Club. Fewer deletions and less mistranslation indicate an improvement in the latest retranslations in comparison to the older versions. On the basis of a result-oriented analysis, supported by data and real-time reading experience, this study discusses linguistic and non-linguistic factors in translating Chinese foreign terms in English in The Joy Luck Club into five Chinese and one Japanese version. Reflecting otherness can provide an accurate translation whereas...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lc.8
Literary Translation
Marina Tsvetaeva and Mary Jane White:

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DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lt.1
Literature and Culture
Selma Raljević, Lejla Žujo-Marić and Faruk Šehić:

Faruk Šehić je jedan od najpoznatijih, najpriznatijih i najboljih savremenih bosanskohercegovačkih i slavenskih pisaca koji je putem prevoda, do sada prvenstveno njegovog slavnog romana Knjiga o Uni (2011) na mnoge jezike, već afirmisan i u svjetskoj književnosti. Bogatstvo i visprenost njegove književnosti, kako proze, tako i poezije, u kombinaciji s jednostavnošću njegovog bića, onom kompleksnom jednostavnošću kakvu mogu imati samo vrhunski intelektualci, i to čovjek koji misli – koji je, dakle, prvo čovjek, a onda biće koje misli, za razliku od pukog mislioca, kako je to o američkom učenjaku rekao američki pisac Ralph Waldo Emerson u svom govoru održanom na Harvardu, 31. 8. 1837. godine, a što se može odnositi i na univerzalnog intelektualca – već su uveliko obilježili bosanskohercegovačku i post-jugoslovensku regionalnu književnost i pojavnost. Do sada je objavio sljedeće knjige: Pjesme u nastajanju (2000), Hit depo (2003), Pod pritiskom (2004), Transsarajevo (2006), Hit depo, Pod ...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lc.10
Literature and Culture
Ana Gospić Županović, University of Zadar, Croatia:

Knjiga Mirne Sindičić Sabljo, utemeljena na autoričinoj doktorskoj disertaciji iz 2013. godine, kako i naslov precizira, predstavlja sustavan, a treba pridodati i osobito temeljit, uvid u šezdesetogodišnju kazališnu, književno-povijesnu i kritičku recepciju iznimno važnog i vrlo utjecajnog odvjetka novije francuske dramsko-kazališne povijesti, u širem kontekstu poznatijem pod uopćenim Esslinovim terminom "teatar apsurda" koji okuplja niz, više ili manje srodnih, dramatičara iz Europe, ali i Sjeverne Amerike. Premda se pojam "teatar apsurda" udomaćio u hrvatskoj kritičarskoj i znanstvenoj terminologiji, autorica se ipak radije priklanja pojmovniku francuske književne kritike koja koristi termin Le Nouveau Théâtre naglašavajući kako nije riječ o sinonimima. Navedeni termin naime pod svoje okrilje okuplja dramske autore "koji su pisali na francuskom jeziku, između 1947. i 1968. godine, a koji se ne mogu vezati uz tradiciju francuskoga bulevarskog, politički angažiranog ili literarno-filoz...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lc.9
Literature and Culture
Emilia Musap, University of Zadar, Croatia:

This paper begins by offering a brief overview of the popular culture narrative Crimson Peak (2015), directed by Guillermo del Toro. The analysis focuses on the most compelling Gothic trope del Toro reintroduces, the proverbial mansion, simultaneously displaying Freud’s heimlich and unheimlich elements, oppressing and liberating its inhabitants. Since the narrative revolves around two female protagonists, Lucille Sharpe and Edith Cushing, the paper also refers to feminist socio-cultural perspectives on space, primarily Gillian Rose’s and Shelley Mallett’s, in order to understand the position of the two protagonists within the decidedly Gothic space. This paper aims to emphasize that Lucille’s liberation as the mistress of the house is illusory regardless of the fact that she is represented as the embodiment of domestic corruption. It is precisely because she is a sexually active woman and a disruptor of the patriarchal order that she must ultimately be punished. Even though del Toro su...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lc.3
Literary Translation
João Anzanello Carrascoza and Marko Filip Pavković:

Budimo se u sedam ujutro i odmah pospremamo krevet, izravnavamo plahte, namještamo prekrivač. Još uvijek sneni, tuširamo se u tišini, ne želimo razgovarati. Pravi je čas za vođenje ljubavi, ali nismo raspoloženi. Filtriramo kavu, grijemo mlijeko, jedemo kruh s maslacem, čitamo novinske naslove. Čitamo naslove i ostavljamo novine po strani odlučni da navečer nastavimo s čitanjem. Znamo da više nećemo čitati, ali održavamo tu iluziju živom. Ako pada kiša, pričamo o tome kako pada kiša i kako je promet usran i kako je nemoguće živjeti u ovome gradu. Ako sja sunce, žalimo se na vrućinu, na žeđ i na svjetlost koja nas gotovo zasljepljuje. Uvijek komentiramo vrijeme. Razgovaramo o nevažnim stvarima. Nemamo što reći, ali ne možemo živjeti u šutnji. Kada nekoga sretnemo, to proslavimo, sjetimo se dobrih vremena i osjetimo nešto ugodno, ali ne znamo točno što. Nismo uvijek iskreni u tim prigodama. Odmotavamo Arijadninu nit. Ponovno je namatamo u klupko. Kada netko zabije gol, vičemo gol. Nismo ...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.8.lt.4