Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Arts and Letters
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2007~2009
Research Topic Translation and critical potential of text : A study on English, French and Japanese translations of Robert Walser
Research Type KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
KAKENHI Grant No. 19520262
Responsibility Representative Researcher
Representative Person NIIMOTO Fuminari
Details Robert Walser's prose beginning with short compositions of a fictional naif schoolboy, culminating with three novels in Berlin and ending with tiny, densely pencil-jotted posthumous manuscripts is regarded as one of the most complicated and radical writings in the modern German literature. In this study we shed light on the critical potential of his text by comparative analysis of its English, French and Japanese translations, through discussions with translators in various languages, and in the translation practice into Japanese.