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Audiovisual Translation, Ideology and Politics: A Case Study of the Effects of Franco-American Relations on Hollywood Film Translation

Audiovisual Translation, Ideology and Politics: A Case Study of the Effects of Franco-American Relations on Hollywood Film Translation

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Title: Audiovisual Translation, Ideology and Politics: A Case Study of the Effects of Franco-American Relations on Hollywood Film Translation
Author: Flynn, Rachel Jean
Abstract: This thesis explores the importance of audiovisual translation (AVT) as a facilitator of cross-cultural communication. It considers the hegemonic power of Hollywood and the ideological significance of dubbing its films for a French audience. Contributing to modern popular culture, Hollywood blockbusters reach millions of individuals worldwide; thus, the cultural, ideological and political embeddedness of its dubbed products warrants analysis within a Translation Studies framework. Situated within the context of Franco-American political relations of 2003, when the two nations disagreed over the Iraq invasion, this case study reflects upon the ways in which incidences of Frenchness and Americanness in blockbuster films were translated before and after the disagreement. By considering dubbed films within two contexts, the findings of this research highlight the interconnectedness between context, ideology, translation and meaning transfer. This interdisciplinary research creates a discussion regarding the far-reaching implications of AVT in relation to cultural ideology and international politics.
Subject: Political Science
Keywords: Franco-American relations
Audiovisual translation
AVT
Hollywood
Dubbing
French dubbing
Ideology
Linguistic manipulation
Ideological manipulation
Technical manipulation
Translation shifts
Stereotypes
French Kiss
The Man in the Iron Mask
Rush Hour 3
The Pink Panther
Iraq Crisis
Iraq invasion
Disagreement
Jacques Chirac
Dominique de Villepin
George W. Bush
Colin Powell
United Nations Security Council
UNSC
Politics
Meaning transfer
Francophobia
Anti-American sentiment
Anti-French sentiment
French-bashing
Americanness
Frenchness
Blockbuster
Hegemony
2003
France
United States of America
Critical discourse analysis
CDA
Explicitation
Implicitation
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32764
Supervisor: Guzman, Maria Constanza
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Translation Studies
Exam date: 2016-08-03
Publish on: 2016-11-25

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