Metacritic Journal


for Comparative Studies and Theory

comparative studies
ISSN 2457 – 8827
Laura Pavel Laura Pavel

RECLAIMING RADICAL TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION: THE TRANSLATOR’S CHARITY


The present essay addresses the ideas of radical translation and radical interpretation advanced by celebrated analytic philosophers such as W. V. O. Quine and D. Davidson, attempting to show their relevance for translation theory and, more broadly, for the corpus of literary theory. I aim to reassess the debate over the translatability or untranslatability of a literary or cultural text, taking it beyond the politics of translation and multicultural studies and placing it within the framework of hermeneutic...   ⇨ Read more
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Cristina Diamant Cristina Diamant

REVERSE EKPHRASIS AND BAKHTINIAN RE-ACCENTUATION: CODING ALICE AS A NYMPHET IN GRAPHIC NOVELS


Over the past 50 years, the understanding of the nymphet has mutated from a special type of becoming, as seen in Nabokov′s master text, to being a Lilith- like essence. There are other rules to be observed by the American artists Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie when portraying a nymphet as contrasted to those Soumei Hoshino has to follow in Japan. They navigate different (sub)cultural contexts and address varying conventions, so that visually “translating” Lewis Carroll′s Alice becoming a nymphet implies...   ⇨ Read more
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Emanuel Modoc Emanuel Modoc

The Romanian Post-Avant-Gardes. Between Influence and Equivalence


For the better part of the last three decades, Romanian poetry has undergone a series of mutations that led to the recovery of the interwar avant-garde, both in terms of poetic discursive strategies and in the militant rhetoric of its manifestoes. Although the first avant- garde influences date back to the 60ies, with a major iteration in the 70ies and the 80ies, because of the socio-cultural context of these periods we can only speak of a formal influence of the avant-garde. This paper intends to analyse how...   ⇨ Read more
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