Im interkulturellen Spannungsfeld: das französische Vaudeville und Elfriede Jelineks Theatertexte

  • Béatrice Costa

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Languages, Letters and Translation


By means of the notion of rhythm developed by Henri Meschonnic, this study attempts to analyse Elfriede Jelinek’s translations of the farces of Feydeau (as in “La Dame de chez Maxim”) and Labiche (as in “L’affaire de la rue de Lourcine”). It then aims to understand the mechanisms which underpin the staging of a type of theatre, long considered to be an inferior style of comedy. Finally, it presents answers to the question of knowing to what extent Jelinek’s work as translator has shaped her literary production as a whole.
Date of Award27 Mar 2013
Original languageGerman
Awarding Institution
  • University of Namur
SupervisorAnke BOSSE (Supervisor), Jeroen Darquennes (President), Dirk Delabastita (Jury), Indra NOEL (Co-Supervisor), Inge Arteel (Jury), Bernard BANOUN (Jury) & Jean-Louis BESSON (Jury)

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