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Translating Buzzati: Domesticating and Foreignising Strategies

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Methodologies within Modern Translation Studies are often broadly defined by two seemingly polarised ideologies: foreignisation and domestication. Current theory tends to favour foreignising translations which has led to a marginalisation of domestication as a viable and valid approach. This thesis is an examination of domestication as a still-legitimate approach in the field of translation. The project consists of original translations of four short stories by noted Italian author Dino Buzzati, which together with commentaries provide a practical platform on which to analyse the characteristics and advantages of the approach. Additionally, building on these examples is a more general discussion of these two approaches, an examination of their respective strengths and weaknesses and an evaluation of domestication as a methodology that can still offer advantages in effective translation.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Literary Translation Studies

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Arts

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Awarded Research Masters Thesis



Victoria University of Wellington School

School of Languages and Cultures


Bernardi, Claudia; Sonzogni, Marco