Ewald Mengel, Ludwig Schnauder, Rudolf Weiss (eds.)

Weltbühne Wien - World Stage Vienna

Approaches to Cultural Transfer (Vol. 1)

The essays in this volume explore the complex processes of cultural transfer, translation and reception at the interface between different languages and cultures. The interdisciplinary theory of cultural transfer, which integrates research into ethnology, cultural anthropology, reception theory, translation studies and media theory, is surveyed in all its different facets. The contributions aim to construct a complex yet functional analytical tool - from various conceptual components of the theory of cultural transfer, the theory of translation as well as sociological approaches to literary studies - to investigate the reception of foreign-language plays in the respective target culture. The merits of this collection lie in its topicality, its comprehensiveness and its innovative approach combining essentials of contemporary cultural theory and germane parameters of theatrical production, performance and reception.

ISBN 978-3-86821-212-9, 252 S., kt., € 25,00 (2010)

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