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Dealing with Difference in Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling Linguistic Variation in Films

Start: Nov 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 1, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Claire Ellender
Subtitling films into another language becomes especially complex when the original language deviates from its standard form. Films which feature non-standard pronunciation, dialects or other varieties of language, particularly when juxtaposed with more standard uses, are said to display ‘linguistic variation’. As language use is central to characters’ identities and to a film’s plot, it is essential to retain the source language (SL) specificity as fully as possible in the target language (TL) subtitles so that the target audience can experience the film as authentically as possible. Given its considerable difficulty, subtitling in this manner is often advised against, avoided or, when attempted, subjected to considerable criticism. 

Debt and doorways in Renaissance comedy

Start: Nov 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 1, 2017 7:00:00 PM

The Moneychanger and His Wife
Cultural and material histories now enjoy much greater explanatory currency, as far as English drama goes, than older formalistic studies of source, influence and genre. Linking ‘debt’ and ‘doorways’, this paper will argue for a formalistic element in Renaissance comedy’s preoccupation with plots of debt, a link between the conjectural uncertainty of the time of owing, and the imaginative power of off-stage space, the space hidden behind the door. English drama, far from rejecting neoclassicism, the paper argues, embraces the imaginative power of conjectured, off-stage scenes, purging these of their libidinal and prodigal associations. The paper looks at debt and doorways in Plautus, Ariosto and Shakespeare.  

SLASH Innovation and Enterprise Day

Start: Nov 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 3, 2017 2:30:00 PM


Innovation and Enterprise at UCL covers a wide range of activities which have the aim of ensuring that our research has economic and/or societal benefits. Would you like to hear more about what’s happening at UCL, and how you can become involved with your own project?

Binding the frontier: networking of émigrés in Habsburg Hungary and Kingdom of Naples 16th-18th centuries

Start: Nov 20, 2017 6:15:00 PM
End: Nov 20, 2017 8:15:00 PM

Maris Theresa coronation, 1741, by Johann Daniel Herz
This seminar is part of UCL's Medieval and Renaissance Interdisciplinary Seminar (IMARS) series 2017-18, run by UCL History. It is a graduate-founded and run seminar which holds discussions across disciplines and departments, taking questions of interest to Medievalists (writ large) as its point of departure.

Early Modern English Reading Group [EMERG] - seminar 2

Start: Nov 23, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 23, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Leonardo da Vinci anatomical drawing
Thank you so much to everyone who turned up to the first meeting of the Early Modern English Reading Group and to all who contributed to making it a thoroughly enjoyable evening. 

Neo-Latin and History of the Book

Start: Nov 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 29, 2017 7:30:00 PM

Univ of Leiden Library, found in Johannes van Meurs, _Athenae Batavae_ (Leiden: Elzevir, 1625)
What is Neo-Latin and what does it have to do with the history of the book?
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