SFU English 380: Mutilation and Foreign Relations in the Japanese Novel

A class blog for students of English 380 - "Literature in Translation" - at Simon Fraser University in Autumn 2005.

Monday, November 28, 2005

"Geisha" & Cultural Translation

Regarding the motion picture that Tina linked us to as part of her presentation on geisha, one review after its recent release is headlined "Geisha' loses Japanese nuances on big screen" -- which, after our current course, we could have predicted ....


At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This from some academic hack playing at Japanophile (w/o knowledge ofthe language).

Pushes the limits of 'gimmie a break.'

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Dr. Stephen Ogden said...

Best you look up the big words in the OED so that you don't beclown yourself using them malapropistically, as you have here. Your sentence should read "....playing at Japanologist...."

PS: Also, anonymous abusive comments declare lack of conviction, or worse.


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