Degree Year

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Russian

Advisor(s)

Tom Newlin

Committee Member(s)

Dan ChaonMaia Solovieva

Keywords

Chris Ware, Lint, Translation, Russian, Comics, Acme Novelty Library

Abstract

Comics translation is rarely practiced with any appreciation of the comics medium – rather, comics usually are translated as prose, ignoring the words relationship to pictures. I chose Chris Ware's work, known for pushing the boundaries of comics language, because translating it mandates formal engagement with the comics medium. My project also involved dealing with the problems of translating into a non-native tongue, cultural translation, and placing Ware's comics in the Russian existentialist tradition.

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