Sessions / Adapting texts

Cancelled Making Literature Accessible: Adapting Classics for Teens and Young Adults #1565

Fri, Aug 13, 20:30-21:15 Asia/Tokyo CANCELLED

The talk gives insights into the adaptation of classics for secondary-level learners. Drawing on narratology and corpus-driven language analysis, I will showcase the narrative, stylistic, syntactic and lexical choices made during the adaptation of “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton through examples from the original and adapted texts.

Graded Readers as Intralingual Literary Translations #1562

Sat, Aug 14, 20:30-20:50 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Day 3

In this short presentation, I will approach graded readers from the perspective of Translation Studies, where they constitute a marginal phenomenon. I will discuss their research potential within the areas of intralingual and literary translation, and I will seek to start a discussion.