The Concept of the ‘Original’: Japanese Noh, African and Indonesian

7 November 2018, 14:30 - 16:30

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

The Concept of the ‘Original’: Perspectives from Japanese Noh, African Theatre and Indonesian Literary Translation.

Dr Doris Jedamski (Translation Studies/Information Sciences, Asian Translation, Leiden)
(Chewing Over the West. Occidental Narratives in non-Western Readings, 2009; ‘Translation in the Malay World: Different Communities, Different Agendas’ in Asian Translation Traditions, eds. Hung and Wakabayashi, 2014).

Dr Ashley Thorpe (Senior Lecturer, Centre for Asian Theatre and Dance, Noh Theatre, RHUL)
Emily, an English-language Noh, 2018; Contesting British Chinese Culture, 2018)

Professor Osita Okagbue (Head of Dept Theatre and Performance, African Theatre, Goldsmiths)
Founder and President, African Theatre Association; Founding Editor, African Performance Review; African Theatres and Performances 2012; Culture and Identity in African and Carribean Theatre, 2009).

Does repetition itself make an ‘original’ - or does translation (in the widest sense)? Or is this a Western way of thinking?

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