Speaker: Prof. Wong Kwok Pun Laurence (Department of Translation)
Date: 22 February 2013 (Fri)
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: G24, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Language: English
Abstract: In theory, translating any source text into any target language is one and the same process. In practice, however, this “one and the same” process can be extremely protean. With reference to Shakespeare’s imagery and wordplay, this talk discusses how and why translating Hamlet into Chinese can differ widely from translating the play into some of the major European languages, namely, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. In the discussion, both linguistic and cultural factors will be examined and analysed.

 

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