Research Seminar: Dr Marta Pérez Pereiro

06-11-2019 at 4.30pm to 6pm

Location: Zen Room (CA B403), University of South Wales, Cardiff Campus, The ATRiuM 86-88 Adam Street , Cardiff, CF24 2FN

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Subtitling practices in European non-hegemonic languages as cultural diversity. The cases of Catalan, Basque and Galician audiovisual translation policies

Marta Pérez Pereiro

The R+D+i project ‘EU-VOS. Immaterial Cultural Heritage. Towards a European Programme for Subtitling in non-hegemonic Languages’ (AEI, ref. CSO2016-76014-R) analyses the autonomous production of the small spaces formed by the non-hegemonic cinematography-languages in Europe and their different audiovisual translation cultures. At the same time, it submits to scrutiny the application of the European Community policies in favour of cultural diversity and minority languages. From the consideration of cinema as a constructive agent of imagined communities (Anderson, 1983), of small nations and stateless nations as political spaces and of languages as an intrinsic element of identity and cultural productions, this research initiative analyses the situation and the role of cinematographic subtitling in non-hegemonic languages in the protection of European linguistic and cultural diversity.

I will focus on the cases of three cinemas/non-hegemonic languages within the Spanish State namely Catalan, Basque and Galician in order to examine the policies of subtitling in/from non-hegemonic languages, the practices of subtitling and film translation in these languages and the spaces and visibility of these small cinemas. The different figures of subtitling production of these three territories can show how decisive are public policies to enhance cultural diversity.

Marta Pérez Pereiro (Vigo, 1976) is lecturer in Communication Studies in the Faculty of Communication Studies in the University of Santiago de Compostela, where she is a member of the Audiovisual Studies Research Group and the Center for Film Studies (CEFILMUS). Her research is focused on small cinemas, audiovisual policies and humor in media.