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Friday, October 30 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Issues in the Translation of Classical Japanese Poetry

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Classical Japanese poetry presents particular issues for translators: These include unique rhetorical devices such as the kakekotoba, challenges presented by the common practice of integration of sequences of individual poems into longer and often very elaborate units, poetic forms based on syllable count, the featured use of place names for their figurative meaning as well as poetic associations, the Buddhist world view and courtly context, etc. This panel will focus on issues presented by sequencing, utamakura (place name that carry both semantic as well as associative freight), and the Buddhist world view in classical poetry, with attention to additional challenges as time permits.


Friday October 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm
Canyon B

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