Interpreting Joyce

Nonce Words: Translation Challenges

  • Date: 03 MAY 2023  from 17:30 to 19:00

  • Event location: Institute of Advanced Studies - Sala Rossa, Palazzo Marchesini, Via Marsala, 26 - Bologna - In presence and online event

  • Type: Lectures

The lecture presents a complex approach to analyzing the particularities of James Joyce’s individual writing style, based on his novel Ulysses. The particular attention will be given to his nonce words, i.e. lexical units coined for the single occasion, in most cases to meet the author’s pragmatic needs. The particularities of coining nonce words and their functioning within the novel will be discussed. The lecture will also focus on the impact that the word-building patterns of nonce words have on their potential interpretation and further rendering when translated. For the purposes of this lecture, the solutions adopted by translators of Joyce are regarded as a way of extracting his sense and reproducing it in the target language. Relevant examples of Joycean nonce words and their translated equivalents in Ukrainian will be provided and commented.  


ISA Visiting Fellow - Kamilla Voronina

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

Position in Ukraine: PhD, Associate Professor at Myloka Lukash Translation Studies Department, Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages for Professional Purposes. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine)

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