Strange Relations. Cultural Translation of Noh Theatre in Ezra Pound’s Dance Poems and W. B. Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well

Klankert, Tanja (2014). Strange Relations. Cultural Translation of Noh Theatre in Ezra Pound’s Dance Poems and W. B. Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well. Word and Text. A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, IV(2) Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti

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Drawing on the reception of Noh drama by Ezra Pound and William Butler Yeats, the article analyses both the literary and cultural ‘translations’ of this form of Japanese theatre in their works, focusing on Yeats’s play At the Hawk’s Well (1917). I conceptualize ‘cultural translation’ as the staging of relations that mark a residual cultural difference. Referred to as ‘foreignizing’ in translation theory, this method enables what Erika Fischer-Lichte has termed a ‘liminal experience’ for the audience –– an effect Yeats intended for the performance of his play. It evokes situations in which opposites collapse and new ways of acting or new combinations of symbols can be tried out. Yeats’s play will be used to sketch how an analysis of relations could serve as a general model for the study of cultural transfer as cultural translation in general. Keywords: cultural translation, translation theory, performance, William Butler Yeats, Itō Michio, Ezra Pound, At the Hawk’s Well

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Theater Studies
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (IASH) (discontinued)

Graduate School:

Graduate School of the Humanities (GSH)

UniBE Contributor:

Klankert, Tanja

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
700 Arts
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism

ISSN:

2069-9271, 2247–9163

Publisher:

Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tanja Diane Karen Klankert

Date Deposited:

26 Jan 2015 14:43

Last Modified:

16 Feb 2015 12:12

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62203

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62203

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