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The translation practices of Manga scanlators

Fabbretti, Matteo 2015. The translation practices of Manga scanlators. International Journal of Comic Art 17 (2) , pp. 509-529.

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Abstract

In contemporary parlance, scanlation is the term used to describe the process of unauthorised translation and adaptation of graphic narratives. The role that scanlation has played in the spread of Japanese manga in the Anglophone world has been long recognised, but so far little attention has been paid to the actual translation practices of these amateur translators in the field of Translation Studies. This article therefore represents an attempt to study scanlation as a translational phenomenon, making use of the theoretical and methodological tools available in Translation Studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Publisher: John A. Lent
ISSN: 1531-6793
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2019 15:22
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/87660

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