Kinda sorta writing a paper on Neuropath

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« on: April 19, 2013, 11:49:38 am »
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I am taking a course on translation studies at a Danish university. As an exam for said course, I am doing a 15 page paper consisting of five pages of translation (into Danish) from Neuropath and then ten pages of relevant theoretical discussion about macro and micro-strategies used for the translation.

Now the theory presented to us in the course, ie. the textbook, focuses on the idea that a translator of literature needs to be well versed in the art of literary reading and criticism. Particularly, the book focuses on a very classic idea of criticism, the post-modern, fart-smelling, and I'm sorry but soon to be kind of outdated, method taught in literature departments around the world.

I however, am much partial to a different method for literature analysis. I'm almost certain readers of TPB or Bakker fans in general will have heard of literary Darwinism or a bio-cultural approach to literature. Personally my affection with this approach comes from the slightly more scientific nature of it I think, and the fact that a personal friend and (something of a) mentor for me recently finished his PhD on the subject.

So basically, what I am hoping to demonstrate is that the bio-cultural approach to literature also provides a reasonable framework on which to base the translation of something like a novel. I plan on looking at my own translation of some of the horror elements in a chiropractor sequence with focus evolutionary psychology and how use thereof can perhaps explain why they "work" so to speak. The point is that this analysis would let the translator know what to look out for when translating those passages in order to keep reader experience as similar as possible across the two languages.


I might be rambling at this point. But basically I just wanted to share this here since it had to do with Neuropath in a sense, and also welcome any criticism of the idea, suggestions, suggested readings even (Due date is 6th of june though, and I have other exams too so my reading time at this point rather limited though.) and anything else you might or might not have to say really.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 11:49:46 am »
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You wouldn't be the first person to comment on Neuropath in the academic literature.

Are you this guy? Or is this your friend?
http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/mathias-clasen%283c9b0961-b1e9-4084-867f-d8b959ba40e5%29.html

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 11:49:59 am »
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You wouldn't be the first person to comment on Neuropath in the academic literature.

Are you this guy? Or is this your friend?
http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/mathias-clasen%283c9b0961-b1e9-4084-867f-d8b959ba40e5%29.html

He is in fact, and I am citing the c... out of his PhD for this paper.  :P

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 11:50:18 am »
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Congrats to you two, jvj. That's mighty cool