Cultural Studies

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Predavanje: Literature on Screen or how Culture talks to itself - 26.04.2017.

U srijedu, 26.04. otvaramo seriju Skype predavanja koja će tijekom svibnja održati kolege i kolegice s Odsjeka za semiotiku iz Tartu, Estonija. Svaka prezentacija organizirana je u sklopu određenog kolegija unutar našeg kurikuluma u svrhu povezivanja dviju različitih tradicija pristupa proučavanju kulturalnih i drugih fenomena, kao i otvaranju prostora za kolaboraciju. Kratke info o kolegici koja nam se "pridružuje" u srijedu te sažetak izlaganja možete pročitati u nastavku.

Alexandra Milyakina is a first-year PhD student at the Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu. Her main research interests include educational technology, digital literature, intersemiotic translation and autocommunication of culture. The topic of her PhD thesis is Digitalization of literary education in the context of cultural autocommunication. She is a member of the research team engaged in the development of digital educational projects for Estonian schools.

Summary: Being one of the typological features of culture, education needs to be perceived against the background of constant changes on the levels of texts, discourses and media. Books are competing not only with social media, games or TV, but also with different versions of the original text – audiovisual adaptations, summaries, retellings, reviews and digital editions. By acquiring a semiotic perspective, we regard these versions as the results of cultural autocommunication – “interpretation, mediation, deformation, elimination” of texts by culture (Ojamaa, Torop 2015: 64). To some extent, digital adaptations provide a synthesis of certain textual functions as distinguished by Lotman: communication between the addresser and addresee; communication between the audience and the cultural tradition; communication of the reader with himself; communication of the reader with the text; communication between a text and the cultural context (Лотман 1992b: 129-132). In my talk, I will consider the place of different literary adaptations in culture, bring up the most bright examples and analyze their educational role.