Reinterpretation of Narratological Duration Within the Framework of Translation Studies

Zhanhong ZHOU


During the recent years when cross-disciplinary probe prevails, more and more scholars have produced works combining narratology and translation studies. The majority of them are with regard to the discussion of a particular fiction translation in the perspective of its narrative story and discourse. Nevertheless, few have probed into the narrative duration, a sub-category of narrative time at the discourse level of narratology, and translation. This essay is an attempt in this direction with supporting examples from the fiction translation by Zhou Shoujuan, a translator of the Late Qing Dynasty and Early Republic in China.


Narratology; Narrative duration; Fiction translation; Discourse; Narrative time

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