Seeing the image of one’s culture through the image of another: translating images of national identity

Giugliano, Marcello; Alsina Keith, Victòria (2019). Seeing the image of one’s culture through the image of another: translating images of national identity. Meta: Translators' Journal, 64(3), pp. 748-775. Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal 10.7202/1070538ar

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In this article we combine the frameworks provided by Imagology and Translation Studies in order to analyze how translation can work as a tool of image formation and manipulation. Our paper focuses on the main features of the image of Irish national identity as it is represented in Brian Friel’s play Translations and on the way these features have been translated into Catalan. Through a contrastive analysis of the source text and the target text, we examine the changes to these features that occurred during the translation process and the impact they have had on the constitution of the image of Irishness in the Catalan culture. We then consider the relationship established in the target culture between the self-image of Catalan national identity and the hetero-image of the Irish one. Finally, we propose a refinement of the taxonomy commonly used to describe images of national identities and their relationship of reciprocity or opposition.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Spanish Languages and Literature

UniBE Contributor:

Giugliano, Marcello

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 890 Other literatures

ISSN:

0026-0452

Publisher:

Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marcello Giugliano

Date Deposited:

23 Mar 2020 15:30

Last Modified:

04 Aug 2020 21:13

Publisher DOI:

10.7202/1070538ar

Additional Information:

eISSN 1492-1421

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.139887

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/139887

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