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Introduction

Juan José Martínez-Sierra photoHumor is probably one of the most difficult issues to tackle in translation. More particularly, the matter becomes even more complex if we pay attention to how humor can be handled in audiovisual modes such as dubbing.

Different authors have approached the dubbing of humor from different yet related perspectives. However, as Díaz-Cintas warns, publications on audiovisual translation research run the risk of "being too scattered and fragmented" (2008: 1), which of course also affects publications on the dubbing of humor.

Thus, this paper is intended as an attempt to present publications that, to a greater or lesser extent, totally or partially, deal with the dubbing of humor. The aim is to provide those interested in this subject with a list in which to find the piece of research they need, without having to browse the web or check different databases.

Of course, the list presented here cannot be and is not comprehensive, although highly significant.1 Hopefully, it will undergo future updates. Moreover, it could also be valuable to convert it into a commented bibliography.

The different works are grouped into six categories: 1) articles, 2) electronic articles, 3) selected papers from conferences, 4) book chapters and collective works, 5) books, and 6) PhD dissertations. Within each category, the different items are arranged both alphabetically and chronologically.

1. Articles

Forthcoming

Martínez-Sierra, Juan José. 'El papel del elemento visual en la traducción del humor en textos audiovisuales: ?un problema o una ayuda?', TRANS: Revista de traductología, 13.

2007

Bucaria, Chiara. 'Humour and other catastrophes: dealing with the translation of mixed-genre TV series', Linguistica Antverpiensia, New Series, 6: 235-254.

Chiaro, Delia. 'Not in front of the children? An analysis of sex on screen in Italy', Linguistica Antverpiensia, New Series, 6: 255-276.

2005

Bucaria, Chiara. 'The perception of humour in dubbing vs. subtitling: The case of Six Feet Under', ESP Across Cultures, 2: 34-46.

Martínez-Sierra, Juan José. 'La relevancia como herramienta para el análisis de la traducción del humor audiovisual: su aplicación al caso de Los Simpson', Interlingüística, 15(II): 927-936.

--- 'The manipulation of the text: on the foreignizing/domestication duality in the translation of humor in audiovisual texts', Translation Studies in the New Millennium: An International Journal for Translation and Interpreting, 3: 89-99.

--- 'Translating Audiovisual Humour. A Case Study', Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, 13(4): 289-296.

--- 'Un acercamiento descriptivo y discursivo a la traducción del humor en textos audiovisuales. El caso de Los Simpson', Puentes, 6: 53-59.

Valdeón, Roberto. 'Asymmetric representations of languages in contact: uses and translations of French and Spanish in Frasier', Fictionalising Translation and Multilingualism (Special Issue of Linguistica Antverpiensia), 4: 279-294.

2004

Chiaro, Delia. 'Investigating the perception of translated Verbally Expressed Humour on Italian TV', ESP Across Cultures, 1: 35-52.

Fuentes-Luque, Adrián. 'Reír o no reír, esa es la cuestión: la traducción del humor verbal audiovisual. Estudio descriptivo de un fragmento de Duck Soup, de los Hermanos Marx', Puentes, 6: 77-85.

2003

Delia, Chiaro. 'The Implications of the Quality of Translated Verbally Expressed Humour and the success of big screen comedy', Antares, VI: 14-20.

Fuentes-Luque, Adrián. 'An Empirical Approach to the Reception of AV Translated Humour: A Case Study of the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup', The Translator, 9(2): 293-306.

Lorenzo, Lourdes, Ana María Pereira and María Xoubanova. 'The Simpsons/Los Simpson. Analysis of an Audiovisual Translation', The Translator, 9(2): 269-291.

Martínez-Sierra, Juan José. 'La traducción del humor en los medios audiovisuales desde una perspectiva transcultural. El caso de The Simpsons', Interlingüística, 14: 743-750.

2002

Vandaele, Jeroen. '"Funny Fictions": Francoist Translation Censorship of Two Billy Wilder Films', The Translator, 8(2): 267-302.

1997

Pisek, Gerhard. 'Wordplay and the dubber/subtitler', Aaa-Arbeiten Aus Anglistik Und Amerikanistik, 22(1): 37-51.

1994

Denton, John. 'How A Fish Called Wanda Became Un pesce di nome Wanda', Il traduttore nuovo, 42: 29-34.

Zabalbeascoa, Patrick. 'Factors in dubbing television comedy', Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, 2(1): 89-99.

1986

Diot, R. (1986). 'Chaos par K.O.: un exemple d'incompatibilité d'humour, le doublage et le sous-titrage des films de Marx Brothers', Contrastes (Special Issue on Humour and Translation): 259-269.

2. Electronic Articles

Forthcoming

Martínez-Sierra, Juan José. 'Doblar o subtitular el humor, esa no es la cuestión', JoSTrans, 12.

2009

Jankowska, Anna. 'Translating Humor in Dubbing and Subtitling', Translation Journal, 13(2).

http://www.accurapid.com/journal/48humor.htm

2006

Botella-Tejera, Carla. 'La naturalización del humor en la Traducción Audiovisual (TAV): ?Traducción o adaptación? El caso de los doblajes de Gomaespuma: Ali G Indahouse', Tonos Digital, 12.

http://www.tonosdigital.com/ojs/index.php/tonos/article/view/72/72

Chiaro, Delia. 'Verbally Expressed Humour on Screen: Reflections on Translation and Reception', JoSTrans, 6.

http://www.jostrans.org/issue06/art_chiaro.php

Romero-Fresco, Pablo. 'The Spanish Dubbese: A Case of (Un)idiomatic Friends', Jostrans, 6.

http://www.jostrans.org/issue06/art_romero_fresco.php

Ruiz-Rosendo, Lucía. 'Problemas, errores y técnicas en la traducción audiovisual: análisis contrastivo entre la versión original y el doblaje y subtitulado de Con faldas y a lo loco', Confluências. Revista de Tradução Científica e Técnica, 4.

http://confluencias.net/n4/ruiz-rosendo.pdf

2005

Hernández-Bartolomé, Ana Isabel and Gustavo Mendiluce-Cabrera. 'La traducción del humor audiovisual de los Hermanos Marx en Sopa de ganso', Spanish in Context, 2(1).

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/.../art00005

2004

Hernández-Bartolomé, Ana Isabel and Gustavo Mendiluce-Cabrera. 'Este traductor no es un gallina: El trasvase del humor audiovisual en Chicken Run', Linguax.

http://www.uax.es/publicaciones/archivos/LINTEI04_002.pdf

3. Selected Papers from Conferences

2007

Chiaro, Delia. 'The effect of translation on humour response: The case of dubbed comedy in Italy', in Yves Gambier, Miriam Shlesinger and Radegundis Stolze (eds.), Doubts and Directions in Translation Studies: Selected contributions from the EST Congress, Lisbon 2004. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 137-152.

2004

Hernández-Bartolomé, Ana Isabel and Gustavo Mendiluce-Cabrera. 'Hacia una imagen más seria de la traducción del humor audiovisual', V Jornadas sobre la Formación y la Profesión del Traductor e Intérprete, Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid): Universidad Europea de Madrid, CDROM.

Schröter, Thorsten. 'Of Holy Goats and the NYPD: A Study of Language-Based Screen Humour in Translation', in Gyde Hansen et al. (eds.) Claims, Changes and Challenges in Translation Studies: Selected Contributions from the EST Congress, Copenhagen 2001. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 157-168.

1999

Vandaele, Jeroen. '"Each Time We Laugh". Translated Humour in Screen Comedy', in Jeroen Vandaele (ed.) Translation and the (Re)location of Meaning, Selected Papers of the CETRA Research Seminars in Translation Studies 1994-1996. Lovain: Catholic University of Lovain, 237-272.

1996

Zabalbeascoa, Patrick. 'In Search of a Model that will Work for the Dubbing of Television Comedy', in Miguel Edo-Juliá (ed.) Actes del I Congrés Internacional sobre Traducció 1992. Barcelona: Autonomous University of Barcelona, 351-366.

4. Book Chapters and Collective Works

Forthcoming

Díaz-Cintas, Jorge (ed.). New Trends in Audiovisual Translation. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

2008

Martínez-Tejerina, Anjana. 'La traducción de la paronimia en las versiones doblada (1965) y subtitulada (2003) de Sopa de ganso (Duck Soup, 1933)', in John Sanderson (ed.) Películas antiguas, subtitulos nuevos. Alicante: University of Alicante, 49-68.

2007

Chiaro, Delia. 'The effect of translation on humour response: The case of dubbed comedy in Italy', in Yves Gambier, Miriam Shlesinger and Radegundis Stolze (eds.) Doubts and Directions in Translation Studies. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 137-152.

Smith de la Fuente, Carolina, Juan Antonio García-Rojas and María Aranzazu Gómez- López. 'La traducción del humor en el doblaje de la película La vida de Brian', in María del Carmen Balbuena and Ángeles García-Calderón (coords.) Traducción y mediación cultural: refelexiones interdisciplinares. Granada: Atrio, 485-497.

2005

Brehm, Justine. 'Entre la espada y la pantalla. Restricciones y grados de dificultad en la traducción de juegos de palabras para el doblaje', in Frederic Chaume, Laura Santamaria and Patrick Zabalbeascoa (eds.) La Traducción Audiovisual: Investigación, Enseñanza y Profesión. Granada: Comares, 189-200.


Fuentes-Luque, Adrián. 'La recepción de la traducción audiovisual: Humor y cultura', in Frederic Chaume, Laura Santamaria and Patrick Zabalbeascoa (eds.) La Traducción Audiovisual: Investigación, Enseñanza y Profesión. Granada: Comares, 139-151.

2003

Zabalbeascoa, Patrick. 'Translating Audiovisual Screen Irony', in Antonia Sánchez-Macarro (general ed.) and Luis Pérez-González (guest ed.) Speaking in Tongues: Languages Across Contexts and Users, English in the World Series. Valencia: University of Valencia, 305-322.

2001

Whitman, Candace. 'Cloning Cultures: The Return of the Movie Mutants', in Frederic Chaume and Rosa Agost (eds.) La traduccion en los medios audiovisuales. Castellon: Jaume I University, 143-157.

Zabalbeascoa, Patrick. 'La traducción del humor en textos audiovisuales', in Miguel Duro-Moreno (ed.) La traducción para el doblaje y la subtitulación. Madrid: Cátedra, 251-266.

2000

Chiaro, Delia. 'Servizio completo. On the (un)translatability of puns on screen', in Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli, Christine Heiss, Marcello Soffritti and Silvia Bernardini (eds.) La Traduzione Multimediale. Quale traduzione per quale testo? Bologna: CLUEB, 27-42.

Di Concilio, Elena and Lauretta Stella. 'Sol sul mio cadavere: Morto un testo se ne fa un altro', in Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli, Christine Heiss, Marcello Soffritti and Silvia Bernardini (eds.) La Traduzione Multimediale. Quale traduzione per quale testo? Bologna: CLUEB, 227-242.

Salmon Kovarski, Laura. 'Tradurre l'etnoletto: come doppiare in italiano l'"accento hebraico"', in Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli, Christine Heiss, Marcello Soffritti and Silvia Bernardini (eds.) La Traduzione Multimediale. Quale traduzione per quale testo? Bologna: CLUEB, 67-84.

Zabalbeascoa, Patrick. 'Contenidos para adultos en el género infantil: el caso del doblaje de Walt Disney', in Veljka Ruzicka et. al. (eds.) Literatura infantil y juvenil: tendencias actuales en investigación. Vigo: University of Vigo, 19-30.

--- 'La traducción del humor de Woody Allen o el arte de dominar la sutileza y la ironía', in Lourdes Lorenzo and Ana María Pereira (eds.) Traducción subordinada (I). El doblaje: inglés-español/galego. Vigo: University of Vigo, 115-126.

1997

Zabalbeascoa, Patrick. 'Dubbing and the nonverbal dimension of translation', in Fernando Poyatos (ed.) Nonverbal Communication and Translation: New Perspectives and Challenges in Literature, Interpretation and the Media. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 327-342.

1996

Zabalbeascoa, Patrick. 'La traducción de la comedia televisiva: implicaciones teóricas', in Purificación Fernández-Nistal and José María Bravo-Gozalo (eds.) A Spectrum of Translation Studies. Valladolid: University of Valladolid, 173-201.

--- 'Translating Jokes for Dubbed Television Situation Comedies', in Dirk Delabastita (ed.) The Translator: Studies in Intercultural Communication. Manchester: St. Jerome, 235-257.

1994

Gaiba, F. 'La traduzione di alcuni aspetti umoristici nel doppiaggio cinematografico', in R. Baccolini, R. M. Bollettieri Bosinelli and L. Gavioli (eds.) Il doppiaggio. Trasposizioni linguistiche e culturali. Bologna: CLUEB, 105-112.

5. Books

2008

Martínez-Sierra, Juan José. Humor y traducción. Los Simpson cruzan la frontera. Castellón de la Plana: Jaume I University.


6. Doctoral Dissertations

2008

Corrius, Montse. Translating Multilingual Audiovisual Texts. Priorities and Restrictions. Implications and Applications. Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Martínez-Tejerina, Anjana. La traducción para el doblaje del humor basado en la polisemia. University of Alicante.

2005

Schröter, Thorsten. Shun the Pun, Rescue the Rhyme? The Dubbing and Subtitling of Language-Play in Film. Karlstad University.

2004

Martínez-Sierra, Juan José. Estudio descriptivo y discursivo de la traducción del humor en textos audiovisuales. El caso de Los Simpson. Jaume I University.

2001

Fuentes-Luque, Adrián. La recepción del humor audiovisual traducido: estudio comparativo de fragmentos de las versiones doblada y subtitulada al español de la película Duck Soup, de los hermanos Marx. University of Granada.

1993

Zabalbeascoa, Patrick. Developing Translation Studies to Better Account for Audiovisual Texts and Other New Forms of Text Production. University of Lleida.

Notes

* This research was conducted as a part of a research project founded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Programa José Castillejo).


1 References were last searched in March, 2009.


Works Cited

Díaz-Cintas, Jorge (2008) The Didactics of Audiovisual Translation. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.



Published - September 2009

 













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