(Română) LE SILENCE DE LA PEINTURE, L’AUTRE LANGAGE DE IONESCO

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

            Towards 1980’s Ionesco starts to distance himself from the theatre in search of another language which translates better the images born from his imagination or from his unconscious own mind. Fully aware of the danger of becoming the prisoner of his own clichés, Ionesco makes out of painting his favourite activity, essential for his interior and spiritual journey. Never really abandoning his writing, Ionesco finds in painting a new form of expressing himself, but one which transforms, little by little, in an equivalent system of expression and becomes only a temporary subterfuge against l’angoisse de …


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.


MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SELF IN CHARLOTTE BRONTË’S NOVELS

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

The 19th century was a period in which the feminine self began its feeble manifestations that were to lead gradually to a strong assertion of the feminine identity and feminine writing. Charlotte Brontë’s novels are among the first ones that introduce feminine characters that build up a complex identity, exposed to a variety of situations which appear many times as premiere for a female character. The introduction of such events are a useful tool for the author to reveal her characters’ selves through a complex net of manifestations in which the roles that the characters play come into contradiction or …


(MIS)EDUCATING THROUGH THE VICTORIAN SCHOOL

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The paper aims at identifying the main characteristics of the educational system in Victorian England with a view to deciphering its effects upon the human being. The 19th century English school will be analyzed as an educational institution whose purpose is that of shaping human minds, but also as a social, political tool intended to inculcate certain beliefs and stereotypical judgements. The markers of the 19th century educational discourse will be illustrated through fragments taken from 19th century English novels, particularly those written by Charles Dickens and the Brontë sisters.


COMMUNICATING IDENTITY THROUGH LANGUAGE

Posted On Oct 12 2011 by

Language and identity are the most important parts of social interaction, which have become undoubtedly fused. While language in itself is reflective of identity, the true constraints that identity imposes on language usage come from within, not from without. Even if many people say that the environment plays a heavy role in the determination of language usage and in the development of personal or group identity, these constraints have been consciously chosen to be shouldered. Even in cases of coercion by pressure for group conformity, the burden again falls on the individual (as group membership in most cases may be …