High and Low Canadian Literary Products in Post-Communist Romania

Variant title
"High" et "Low" – Produits littéraires canadiens en Roumanie post-communiste
Source document: The Central European journal of Canadian studies. 2015, vol. 9, iss. [1], pp. 95-110
Extent
95-110
  • ISSN
    1213-7715 (print)
    2336-4556 (online)
Type: Article
Language
English
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Abstract(s)
This paper aims at rendering the image of English Canadian literature after the fall of communism in Romania. It draws on the polysystem theory as developed by Itamar Even-Zohar and others. A distinction is made between the "low" literary products that characterized the first decade after 1989 and high ones that became known to the Romanian public in the second decade – that is, after 2000. Thus, the paper gives an account of the (media) reception of English Canadian literature in Romania, as far as the works and their translators are concerned, not to mention the context that favoured this reception.
Cet article se propose de présenter l'image de la littérature canadienne en Roumanie après la chute du communisme, particulièrement dans sa dimension anglophone. Dans notre démarche, nous nous appuyons sur le fondement théorique de l'École du Polysystème, ainsi qu'il a été proposé par l'École de Tel-Aviv et ses partisans, particulièrement Itamar Even-Zohar. Notre but est de faire la distinction entre les produits littéraires inférieurs de la première décennie ayant suivi 1989 et de la deuxième décennie, c'est-à-dire les années 2000, qui est notamment marquée par des produits littéraires supérieurs. Ainsi, nous allons parler de la littérature canadienne anglophone en Roumanie, de ses moyens, de ses traducteurs et du contexte qui a favorisé sa réception.
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