Saturday, May 11, 2013
Reception, contact, translation
There should be one overarching theory of cultural interchange, that includes within it all studies of reception, contact, translation, adaptation, influence, etc... I thought those reception theory studies were dumb, like "Balzac in Russia." Who wants to read that? Then I did one myself. I still think it's boring when most people do it, frankly, just like most studies of influence are dull.