Multiple Exposure

No. 2 - Year 8 - 06/2018

University of Zadar | ISSN 1847-7755 | SIC.JOURNAL.CONTACT@GMAIL.COM

Editorial

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. ...

Literature and Culture
Mark Gagnon, United States Military Academy, USA:

During the 1950s, West German cinemas screened approximately 600 war films, nearly ten percent of the domestic production. Faulting these features for their avoidance of significant issues such as the causes of World War II, the Holocaust, or the Wehrmacht’s misdeeds and atrocities, previous commentators have in the main focused on the failure of these films to engage the past in a thoroughgoing manner. As a response to this criticism, my essay will show how Frank Wisbar’s Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? (1959), a feature film about the Battle of Stalingrad, provides a conversion narrative that corresponds to the needs of the Adenauer era. As this film looks back to its past, it simultaneously looks forward and promotes the values of a new and emerging democracy.Keywords: Battle of Stalingrad, war films, Adenauer era, 1950s West German Cinema, World War IIWest German war films of the 1950s attempted to negotiate a problematic past through a variety of narratives. Alfred Weidenmann’s...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/2.8.lc.5
Literature and Culture
Mirna Sindičić Sabljo, University of Zadar, Croatia:

Samuel Beckett zapamćen je kao književnik koji je bio prilično rezerviran u odnosima s medijima. Pomno je čuvao svoju privatnost, rijetko javno nastupao te davao intervjue i izjave za medije. Njegova nam pisma, objavljena u četiri sveska u razdoblju između 2009. i 2016. godine u izdanju Cambridge University Pressa, stoga otkrivaju posve nepoznato lice književnika koji je korespondirao s izrazito velikim brojem osoba tijekom života. U arhivima i privatnim kolekcijama nađeno je oko 20 000 pisama koja u potpunosti mijenjaju sliku Becketta kao pustinjaka. Pisma otkrivaju da je Beckett bio iznimno dobro povezan s poslijeratnim umjetničkim svijetom te u redovitom kontaktu s nizom bliskih osoba, poznanika i poslovnih suradnika, posebice u trenucima kad se zbog stvaralaštva povlačio u izolaciju.Samuel Beckett četiri je godine prije smrti, 1985. godine, odobrio posthumno izdavanje svojih pisama. Zadatak je povjerio Marthi Dow Fehsenfeld, koja je potom zamolila Lois More Overbeck (Emory Universi...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/2.8.lc.10
Literature and Culture
Mohammad Ali Kharmandar, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Branch, Iran:

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 transl...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/2.8.lc.7
Literature and Culture
Jasna Poljak Rehlicki and Hrvoje Lepeduš:

In his masterpiece Musashi (1935), the author Eiji Yoshikawa depicts the birth of an ingenious swordsman and his spiritual evolution towards the final awakening (satori). While constructing the character of Miyamoto Musashi, Yoshikawa uses the elements of Zen Buddhist philosophy and describes Musashi's progress on his way of enlightenment through a series of direct personal insights (kensho) that precede satori. The paper aims to discuss and analyze Musashi's use of different types of swords that metaphorically suggest his personal and spiritual transformation from an untamed and uncultivated person to his ultimate enlightenment. Initially, Musashi fights with a wooden sword (bokken), which symbolizes his animalistic, rampant nature. As he progresses on the way of enlightenment, Musashi embraces the steel sword (katana), though he still uses bokken at times. The struggle between his wild and civilized nature culminates at the moment of kensho, when he starts fighting with two steel swo...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/2.8.lc.3
Literature and Culture
Mario Vrbančić and Senka Božić-Vrbančić:

Haptic visuality is for Laura Marks the possibility of vision to be tactile, “as though one were touching a film with one's eyes.” An intercultural visual work, for Marks, more than any other work does this sensory exploration. This article does both: it builds on Marks’s work on haptic visuality and distinguishes its reading of the possibilities of an intercultural work to translate to “an audiovisual medium the knowledge of the body.” Inspired by a relatively recent anthropological school of thought, developed particularly around the works of Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, the article offers new readings of haptic visuality and invites us to think of the political dimension of film and the role of haptic translation as a possibility of decolonization of thought. Keywords: haptic cinema, intercultural haptic, horror haptic, oriental haptic, Deleuze & Guattari, Benjamin, Viveiros de CastroKako se sve može iskusiti zvuk, boja, gesta, u kolikoj mjeri i na koji način ta iskustva u nama bude ...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/2.8.lc.6
Literary Translation
Carlos Fonseca and Ela Varošanec:

1.Na trenutke, u tišini nastanjenoj krajolikom, jedino što se može čuti jest bljeskalica fotografskog aparata. U tom kratkom trenutku postoje samo on, kamera i kadar koji će ostati zabilježen za budućnost koju još ne zna, ali na tu je kartu stavio sve. Samo u tom kratkom trenutku ne postoji ništa osim njega i njegove vjere. Njega i njegove budućnosti. Potom ga, suptilno, prekida ona kratka zvučna katastrofa koja ga vraća natrag u prašumu: tropska šuma koja ječi i vrije u pozadini, kakofonija ptica, graja slobodnih kokoši, hrkanje umornog Indijanca, štucanje pijanog Engleza. Još dalje, na grozno jedinstvenom i bolnom mjestu, jecaji kćeri čije jauke tek sada ponovno čuje.Tek tada odvaja oči od kamere i pogleda je.Jedva joj je deset godina, pogled težak od nesanice i strašno bljedilo koji ga podsjete na one nordijske širine koje nikada nije posjetio. Pokraj djevojčice, žena zasljepljujuće ljepote, lijevom rukom čiji oblik i predobro poznaje, umiruje jecaje djevojčice. Drugom rukom, njegov...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/2.8.lt.1