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  4. Fallen women, moody bitches, and stupid southerners: Language usage in thrillers and their translation

May

22

Wednesday

Fallen women, moody bitches, and stupid southerners: Language usage in thrillers and their translation

6.30pm

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Speaker: Dr BJ Epstein - Lecturer in Literature and Public Engagement, University of East Anglia

How are thrillers different from other kinds of texts? How do they reflect the ideology of the culture in which they are situated? What sort of language do they use? And how have they been or can they be translated? This talk explores the translation of detective stories and the ideology that shapes them, using examples from Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's ten books about Martin Beck (1965 - 1975) and Stieg Larsson's three books about Lisbeth Salander (2005 - 2007).

This event will be followed by a reception.

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When & where

6.30pm - 7.30pmWednesday 22nd May 2013

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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