Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in English and University Honors
Translating and interpreting, Russian literature -- Translations into English
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.
Strang, Miles J., "Translation of Personal Narrative from Russian to English" (2019). University Honors Theses. Paper 741.