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. ...

Literary Translation
Norbert Gstrein and Davorka Ljubenkov:

Prošlog sam proljeća nekoliko tjedana na opatijskoj gradskoj promenadi prolazio pored kipa Miroslava Krleže. Stoji tamo izliven u metalu, s rukama u džepovima jakne, nezgrapan kolos, pred hotelom Milenij i gleda prema moru i u obližnji otok Cres. Prorijeđeni vijenac kose na njegovoj glavi mogao bi jednako tako biti i od ostataka lovora koji mu je stavio neki uviđavni potomak, a koji sad brišu vjetar i vrijeme. Osim mještana, tek rijetki turisti znaju nešto o tom imenu, a kamoli da pred sobom imaju jednog od velikih europskih književnika prošlog stoljeća. Nešto u njegovu držanju, to što je blago pogrbljen i jako nagnut ustranu, daje mu nadmoćno ironičnu crtu ne samo kao da se ne slaže sa svime što mu se događa nego kao da događanja oko njega točno potvrđuju sliku čovjeka koju je skicirao u svojim romanima i kazališnim djelima. Mora da sam zbog tog ozračja, zbog ironije i opuštenosti, vrlo brzo ušao u dijalog s njim. Ja sam postavljao pitanja, a njegov bi odgovor uvijek bio isti: odmahiv...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/2.8.lt.4
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
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
Literary Translation
Jan Carson and Andrea Rožić:

„Ošišaj me na Isusa“, kaže on.Ima sliku u mobitelu za slučaj da frizerka ne zna kako Isus izgleda. Ona mu uzme mobitel iz ruke i prinese ga licu praveći se da se koncentrira. Točno zna kako Isus izgleda. Vidjela ga je dovoljno puta na kipovima i vitrajima. Kad je bila mlađa, imala je ilustriranu Bibliju sa slikama u boji: mali debeli Isus u slami s magarcem, Isus koji izvodi čuda u svjetloplavim haljama, umirući Isus, pribijen na križ, i u verziji gdje je obavijen bijelom svjetlošću, nakon uskrsnuća. Ta joj je bila najdraža. Bio je gotovo kao duh. Pomislivši da frizerkina šutnja znači zbunjenost, muškarac joj uhvati pogled u ogledalu. „Malo duže i s bradom,“ objašnjava, „ne predugačko, doduše. Da ne izgledam kao žena.“Ona mu pilji u potiljak. Počeo je ćelavjeti. Za isusovku ipak treba nešto s čime se može raditi. „Treba vam više kose ako želite izgledati kao Isus“, kaže. „Ah, dobro,“ kaže muškarac, „može onda kao John Bon Jovi?“ Mislio sam da će prve stvari koje ću zaboraviti biti gole...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/2.8.lt.3
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
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