Memory, Communism, and foreign words in Julia Holewińska’s Foreign Bodies: balancing foreignization and domesticating strategies in a production by Polish Theatre Ireland

Lech, K. (2014) Memory, Communism, and foreign words in Julia Holewińska’s Foreign Bodies: balancing foreignization and domesticating strategies in a production by Polish Theatre Ireland. Translation Ireland, 19 (2). pp. 37-48. ISSN 1649-7767.

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Abstract

This article engages with selected translation strategies undertaken to transfer a Polish play by Julia Holewińska, ‘Ciała Obce’ [Foreign Bodies], into the context of Irish theatre. I look at Polish Theatre Ireland’s production of the play (directed by Lianne O’Shea and presented in Dublin’s Project Arts Centre in 2013), focusing on linguistic and cultural aspects of the translation and, in particular, issues concerning the memories of communism in Poland. The analysis is framed by Lawrence Venuti’s theorisation of translation processes and explores the negotiations and tensions between ‘foreignisation’ and ‘domestication’ in the translating, staging, and presenting of ‘Foreign Bodies’ in Ireland. I propose that by using both strategies to transfer memories of communism in Poland to the Irish stage, the production can facilitate an intercultural discussion on gender in the Polish and Irish contexts and allow multicultural audiences different levels of engagement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polish theatre; translation; foreignization; Venuti; memory; Irish theatre, Holewinska; Polish Theatre Ireland
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama > PN2000 Dramatic Representation. The Theater
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Music and Performing Arts
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Depositing User: Dr Kasia Lech
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 15:52
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2016 03:16
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15353

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