Date of Award

5-24-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in English and University Honors

Department

English

First Advisor

Anna Alsufieva

Subjects

Translating and interpreting, Russian literature -- Translations into English

DOI

10.15760/honors.758

Abstract

This work is an exercise in basic translation theory. The goal of the work is to explore how translators understand and interpret a text and how they modify it for their audience. The works chosen for this are two short personal narratives from the book The World at First Glance (2012) by Tat’yana Lazareva. These short personal narratives were written by two famous modern Russian personalities: Mikhail Shirvindt, a TV presenter and TV and film producer, and Leonid Parfyonov, a journalist and writer of many documentary TV shows. These are the first translations of these texts in to English. Each text was chosen for specific aspects, such as storytelling elements and the cultural references.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28979

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