Centre for Translation Studies


Collaborative models in audiovisual translation: Insights from the Stanley Kubrick Archive

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 20 February 2019

Dr Serenella Zanotti (Roma Tre University, Italy) Film translation is a context where forms of collaboration are especially present. Despite the burgeoning literature on audiovisual translation, collaboration remains a largely neglected aspect, as studies on the process through which foreign language versions come into being are still very limited. The collaborative dynamics that unfold between participants in decision-making processes, especially when it comes to film directors’ involvement, remain largely underexplored (Romero-Fresco 2013, 2014). In this talk I will report on the findings of a research project aiming at investigating translation-related material in the Stanley Kubrick Archive (University of the Arts, London). I will concentrate on the collaborative dimension that characterized Kubrick’s approach to film translation, showing how practices of co-creative decision-making processes involving film directors and translators have been in place in some sections of the film industry.

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SERENELLA ZANOTTI is Associate Professor of English Language and Translation at Roma Tre University, Italy. She has published widely in the fields of audio-visual translation, cross-cultural pragmatics, translator manuscript genetics and translingualism. Her most recent work focuses on Stanley Kubrick and translation. She is the author of Italian Joyce. A Journey through Language and Translation (Bologna University Press 2013) and co-editor of numerous volumes, most recently Linguistic and Cultural Representation in Audio-visual Translation(Routledge, 2018), James Joyce’s Silences(Bloomsbury, 2018), Donne in traduzione (Bompiani, 2018),Mediating Lingua-cultural Scenarios in AVT (Cultus: The Journal of Intercultural Mediation and Communication, 2018), Intersections: Audio-visual Translation at the crossroads of disciplines (Thematic Issue of Perspectives,2019),and Reassessing Dubbing: Historical Approaches and Current Trends (Benjamins, forthcoming).