Open Access Honors Program Thesis
In this thesis, I seek to uncover the nature of translation through examining those elements of "Wulf and Eadwacer" that work against producing a definitive translation. Using the combined lenses of literary analysis and the philosophy of language, I will also investigate the ties between translation and interpretation inherent in this work and what we can learn about the project of translation in general, ultimately arriving at my own re-presentation of the text. I will then briefly consider how this can inform our approaches to translations of other texts, in particular our understanding of translations of the Bible, one of the most influential works in the history of Western culture.
Year of Submission
Department of Languages and Literatures
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2012 John Anderson
Anderson, John, "Lost in Translation: In Search of the "Real" "Wulf and Eadwacer"" (2012). Honors Program Theses. 737.