CECC's researcher Gerald Bär publishes innovative book by Peter Lang

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 16:02
CECC's researcher Gerald Bär has edited a volume with the name “Orality, Ossian and Translation”. The goal is to revisit Ossian broadening the scope of oral literature and translation to the Non-european cultural scene. Epics poems, ballads, narrative tales, lyric and ritual songs, as genres, already existed before writting was invented. A serious take on the subject started on the Western world with  James Macpherson and Thomas Percy. Considering the ongoing debate on the topic of orality and autenticity this book is focused on autenticity, transmediation, popular poetry and music, examining Scottish, German, Portuguese, Brasilian, African, Indian-american, Indian and Chinese literature. The book is dedicated to Landeg White (1940-2017), poet, translator and CECC's researcher and includes onde of his last academic pieces.Tendo em conta o atual debate sobre oralidade e autenticidade no caso de Ossian, este livro é focado no aspecto da autenticidade, transmediação poesia popular e música, examinando a literatura Escocesa, Alemã, Portuguesa, Brasileira, Africana, Nativo-americana, Indiana e Chinesa. For more information click here.