Von den Toten auferstehen: aktiv oder passiv? : Oder zur Übersetzung eines religiösen Liedtextes

Resurrection: active or passive? : On the translation of a religious poetic text

  • This study deals with the translation of Gustav Mahler's "Resurrection Symphony". The first two stanzas of the text were written by the German poet Klopstock; the next two were added by Mahler himself. In the lyrics of this song two different world-views are confronted with each other – the view of a Lutheran Christian (Klopstock) and the view of an philosophically educated Jew (Mahler). The translation is based on a translation project used for teaching purposes. We evaluated the eight best student translations according to theoretical maxims, and also focused on relevant issues which arose during the translation. These included e.g. the translation of religious texts and lexis (bearing in mind that the lyrics are written by authors with different attitudes), the problem of archaization versus modernization in the lyrics, and also the issue of losses and shifts.

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Author:Eva Maria Hrdinová
Parent Title (German):Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica
Publisher:Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě
Place of publication:Ostrava
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2012
Year of first Publication:2012
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/11/13
GND Keyword:Literarische Übersetzung; Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb; Mahler, Gustav
Page Number:14
First Page:33
Last Page:46
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Klassifikation:03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft / BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.11.00 Übersetzung
12.00.00 18. Jahrhundert / BDSL-Klassifikation: 12.00.00 18. Jahrhundert > 12.13.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica / Studia Germanistica 11
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht