Lively Histories

No. 1 - Year 12 - 12/2021

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

Editorial

This issue of [sic] marks the end of yet another turbulent year. Looking back at 2021, we take close inspection of not only the past turbulent year but also of the various instances of past times. Times immersed within diverse cultural artifacts, from movies and old collections of stories, to various novels and new ways of living that bring us to something long forgotten....

Literature and Culture
Lingyu Li and Xiaoli Wang:

Recent years have witnessed the trend that comedy studies combine with what were once considered separate disciplines, such as translation studies. Nevertheless, few studies have been conducted to investigate the linkages in the areas of comics studies and comedy studies. Rewriting Humour in Comic Books: Cultural Transfer and Translation of Aristophanic Adaptations, which is part of the series of Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting, timely fills the gap by excavating humor in comic book adaptations of Aristophanes’s comedies.The book is composed of six chapters, including an introduction (chapter 1), a main body of 4 chapters, and a conclusion (chapter 6), together constituting a theoretically rich and empirically rigorous study. The first chapter starts by stressing that Marvel Comics may use humor for branding purpose, considering that humor is something memorable that readers are instinctively willing to appreciate and share. The author then explains why he chooses the ...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.12.lc.11
Literature and Culture
Goran Đurđević, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China:

Knjiga Ant Spider Bee: Chronicling Digital Transformations in Environmental Humanities istodobno obuhvaća dva nova, zanimljiva i drugačija područja humanistike – digitalnu i ekološku/okolišnu humanistiku. Budući da su dva navedena polja veoma kompatibilna i popularna, očekivano je da će doći do premrežavanja i prožimanja u novu disciplinu nazvanu digitalna ekohumanistika. Taj se proces i događa kroz posljednjih nekoliko godina – projekti poput Digital Environmental Humanities na Sveučilištu McGill u Kanadi, The Digital Environmental Humanities na Sveučilištu Umea u Švedskoj, Environment and Society na Sveučilištu LMU u Münchenu itd., zatim počeci sveučilišne nastave iz digitalne ekohumanistike na spomenutim sveučilištima. Upravo su potonja dva projekta (iz Švedske i Njemačke) iznjedrila blog Ant Spider Bee (Mrav pauk pčela), pokrenut 2011. pod uredničkom palicom trojca Kimberly Coulter, Wilko Graf von Hardenberg i Finn Arne Jorgensen. Duhovito nazvan prema usporedbi o mravima, paucima ...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.12.lc.9
Literature and Culture
Marija Ratković, independent researcher, Serbia:

This paper explores the politics of Holocaust representations without dealing with the problem of the ethics of the representation itself, but rather indirectly: by asking what the strengths and limitations of film media representation are, it deals with the problem of the politic/politics of the Holocaust cinema. Furthermore, it looks at the heteronomies of a certain number of movies in relation to the autonomous field of art which also sets limitations of the media, especially by taking into account the dominant social contexts, politics, and the approved representational ethics. By applying the case study method to three documentary films – Night and Fog (1995) by Alain Resnais, Shoah (1985) by Claude Lanzmann, and Respite (2007) by Harun Farocki, what is being presented is the discrepancy between the concepts of politics and ethics of Holocaust representation. The chosen films represent three different points in time and three different dominant and avant-garde discourses of Holoca...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.12.lc.3
Literature and Culture
Senka Božić - Vrbančić and Sanja Đurin:

Life insecurity and precariousness caused by neoliberal capitalist activities as well as the consequences that are felt worldwide as global crises (environmental, economic, migrant, health crisis) have a great impact on people and their sense of living a viable life, a “life that is worth of living.” These circumstances create new forms of life – a life without the promise of stability and without a sense of security. However, with the feeling of insecurity, the promotion of anti-stress activities grows, such as outdoor activities (hiking, walking in nature, running, visiting nature parks, etc.). In this text, inspired by affect theories (Berlant, Ahmed) we analyze different perceptions of nature landscapes (mountains, nature parks in Croatia). We ask: how “nature” is experienced in a social atmosphere marked by different crises and which possibilities emerge from different imaginaries about nature.Keywords: historical present, perception of nature, social atmosphere, consumerism

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.12.lc.1
Literature and Culture
Nikica Gilić, University of Zagreb, Croatia:

The characters of Živojin Pavlović’s seminal film The Rats Woke Up (Buđenje Pacova, 1967), regularly discussed in the context of the Yugoslav Black Wave cinema, offer significant and very intriguing figures of dissent. The film depicts misfits, bottom-dwellers, and dissidents living on the margins of society in the largest and capital city of Belgrade at a time when Black Wave authors have been breaking some new grounds for Yugoslav cinema and influencing artists well after the movement became a part of history. This essay concentrates on the characters and their interaction, the complexity of which suggests the complexity of Pavlović’s criticism of everyday life and institutions in the 1960s Yugoslavia.Keywords: Živojin Pavlović, The Rats Woke Up, Black Wave, Belgrade, figures of dissent, film criticism, Yugoslav cinemaHistorical studies of socialist Yugoslav cinema often place special emphasis on the Black Wave tendency of the 1960s and early 1970s (Goulding), sometimes even consider...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.12.lc.2
Literature and Culture
Rafaela Božić and Antonia Pintarić:

The aim of this paper is to research the translation procedures of metaphors for LOVE in the novel Chevengur by Andrei Platonov by using a corpus linguistics search tool to explore the potential of corpus analysis in literary translation. The research shows that the analyzed translation is dominated by the M M procedure, that is, translation with the same conceptual metaphor and, more precisely, with the same linguistic expression. A few exceptions can be explained by different conventions of the Croatian language and the Russian, while, certainly, particular translator’s motivations remain beyond the scope of the research. The observed dominance of the said procedure does not surprise if one takes into account the possibilities of the source and target languages – the Slavic cultural and linguistic heritage which, at least to some extent, enables the understanding of shared concepts and the usage of the same linguistic expressions. The research also proves the potential of corpus anal...

DOI: 10.15291/sic/1.12.lc.5