ROMANIAN NEW CINEMA: REPRESENTING NATIONAL IDENTITIES IN A GLOBAL WORLD

Posted On Jul 23 2014 by

Since 1995, Romanian cinema has become one of the most visible and discussed phenomena in international film festivals and cinema journals. This phenomenon can be seen as a reaction to the nationalist, populist, and patriotic cinema: instead of focusing on the nationalist image of a glorious Romania(like in the communist era) they often focus on the dysfunctional or antagonistic relationship of Romaniawith the rest of world. This paper shows that many post-1990 movies depict the relationship between Romaniaand the world as a failed “graft”, Romanian society and the Romanians playing the role of a “foreign body” rejected by the others. …


THE ‘SELF’ VS. THE ‘OTHER’ IN TRANSLATION

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

In intercultural communication, the dichotomy ‘self’/the ‘other’ is vital in building identity. As a rule, a people’s identity has been viewed by other peoples through the eyes of their own identity. According to Bassnett,[1] in the encounter with the ‘other’, feelings such as denial, defense, minimization, acceptance or integration may arise. In our paper, we understand the word “minimization” as “marginalization.” These stages, as Bassnett name them, often occur in both the process of translation and the cultural studies, being also perceived as mediums in intercultural communication. [1] Bassnett-McGuire, Susan, Translation Studies,New York, Routledge, 1991.


LANGUAGE, BORDERS, IDENTITY

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

In 1913, the region known asMacedoniawas divided in three parts between theKingdomofSerbs, Croats and Slovenes,BulgariaandGreece. The current situation is as follows: the official language in theRepublicofMacedoniais Macedonian, but in certain regions in which the majority population is Albanian, the Macedonian language loses its primacy; inBulgaria, the Macedonian language is considered only as a dialect of the Bulgarian language and inGreeceit is not even recognized as Macedonian, but as a form of a Slavic dialect and it has been the cause of reprisals in the past 100 years. Therefore, the status of the Macedonian language in theRepublicofMacedonia, the status of Macedonian …