Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of English Language and Literature

Language

English

Abstract

Among translation scholars, Henri Meschonnic is best known as a radical theorist of translation, someone focused on the orality and general embodiedness of the poem, indeed someone who insisted that “we must invent discourse equivalences in the target language: prosody for prosody, metaphor for metaphor, pun for pun, rhythm for rhythm” (Boulanger, 2011, p. 71). What does that mean in practice? And what radical transformations does that practice mean for translation theory? This article does Meschonnic the honor of taking him seriously on mouthable orality, rhythm, and subjectivity by exploring the radical implications of his ”wild“ thinking.

Keywords

Mouthable orality, translating rhythm for rhythm, hearing with the mouth, speaking with the ear

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Parallèles

Issue

26

Start Page

38

End Page

52

Publisher

Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Geneva

Peer Reviewed

1

ISSN (print)

22966684

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