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From Sunnydale to Engelsfors and Back Again?: "Translating" Buffy and My So-Called Life across Decades, Media and National Borders
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013). (KuFo, Kulturvetenskapliga forskargruppen)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7640-0639
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

On the publication of the first novel in the Swedish Engelsfors trilogy (2011-2013), which is about seven small-town teenage witches who have to stop the apocalypse, the two authors expressed the love they share for the ground-breaking American TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and My So Called Life (1994-1995). These two series communicated in significant ways with Sara Elfgren and Mats Strandberg when they were teenagers in the 1990s. This paper will focus on how elements from the two American series have been adapted and translated into particular Swedish circumstances in the Engelsfors trilogy. Examining the transformations that such transcultural translation entails, I argue, adds to the understanding of the long-term influences of American productions on subsequent productions in other countries and media. Moreover, the Engelsfors trilogy has been translated into twenty-five different languages including English and may thus in turn have an impact on English-language cultural productions.

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2019.
Keywords [en]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, My So-Called Life, the Engelsfors trilogy
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Humanities and the Arts
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English
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-72783OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-72783DiVA, id: diva2:1327820
Conference
"ETC. Exchange Transformation Communication," Nordic Association of English Studies conference,Aarhus,Denmark
Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-06-20

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