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Hidden Struggles: Presentations of Korea in Translated Korean Literature

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    Identificador: PC:3498
  • Autores:

    Ester Torres Simón
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    Departamento: Estudis Anglesos i Alemanys
    e-ISSN: 1747-6615
    Autor/es de la URV: Ester Torres Simón
    DOI del artículo: 10.1080/17447143.2015.1080713
    Resumen: Interaction between images and cultural references can make illustrations, and especially book covers, become more than mere supplements to texts. In this study I analyze the topics, paratextual presentations and covers of Korean literature translated into English and published in the USA after the Korean War. I organize topics, discourses and images into four categories of analysis (Modernity, Tradition, Religion and Struggle) and I look into the relations between the four. I aim to discern, first, the main image presented of Korea in this corpus of publications. Second, I want to uncover to what extent these three categories, which may correspond to the three stages of the creation of a literary translation (selection – translation – marketing), have a common focus. Third, based on the results, I draw conclusions regarding the different visions of Korea and the agents involved in the translation of Korean literature. The results show contradictory presentations of the different agents involved with a common hidden discourse: Struggle.
    Año de publicación de la revista: 2015
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    ISSN: 1744-7143