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dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Kathleen Jane
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:25:02Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:25:02Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.othermorrissey_kathleen_j_200912_ab
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/morrissey_kathleen_j_200912_ab
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26109
dc.description.abstractWhile the field of translation comes with a vast amount of theory, no amount of theory can compare to the experience of first-hand practice. This thesis is a translation of French poet Nolwenn Euzen’s book "Présente" complete with a critical introduction that addresses aspects of translation theory. In the introduction, I look at how theorists seem to look down on translation as a lower, inadequate form of literature and contrast this with Walter Benjamin’s elevation of translation as an avenue to pure language. I also give a brief biography of Euzen. "Présente" is her first book, and it is an experiment in observation through saying I. The ‘I’ in the poems develops into a quirky character through interactions with her mother, travels to Ireland, and meditations on seduction through fish-metaphor. The poems presented many difficulties in their rendering into English, and the issues that I discuss in my introduction include homonyms, lack of gendered articles in English, and the retention of foreign words in the English version.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectTranslation
dc.subjectTranslation theory
dc.subjectFrench poetry
dc.subjectNolwenn Euzen
dc.subjectPresent
dc.subjectWalter Benjamin
dc.subjectFriedrich Schleiermacher
dc.subjectRoman Jakobson
dc.subjectTheory of Subject
dc.subjectForeignness
dc.titlePresent
dc.typeHonors
dc.description.degreeAB
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorHonors Interdisciplinary Studies
dc.description.advisorAndrew Zawacki
dc.description.committeeAndrew Zawacki
dc.description.committeeLuis Correa-Díaz


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