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Speaking in SubtitlesRevaluing Screen Translation$
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Tessa Dwyer

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474410946

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410946.001.0001

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Sub/Dub Wars: Attitudes to Screen Translation

Sub/Dub Wars: Attitudes to Screen Translation

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(p.19) Chapter 1 Sub/Dub Wars: Attitudes to Screen Translation
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Speaking in Subtitles
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Tessa Dwyer

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410946.003.0002

Focusing on the polarising nature of sub/dub debates, this chapter provides an overview of attitudes and approaches to screen translation both within and beyond screen culture. Dominating the little attention paid to translation within Anglophone Screen Studies, and shaping much research within Translation Studies, sub/dub wars encapsulate the entangled prejudices and value politics that beset the field. This chapter revisits insightful arguments posed by New York Times critic Bosley Crowther during his anti-subtitle campaign, before expanding the frame of reference for this debate by turning to Translation Studies and national screen translation preferences beyond the Anglo-American context.

Keywords:   Subtitling, Dubbing, Translation Studies, Audiovisual Translation, National Sub/Dub Preferences, Bosley Crowther, New York Times

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