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Lecture on the effect of Fansubs

posted on 2003-03-17 13:29 EST
Western Michigan University will be hosting a lecture to discuss the fansubbing activities of stateside Anime fans.

Dr. Abe Mark Nornes, coordinator of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in Tokyo, will be giving a lecture entitled "The Abusive Subtitling of Anime Fandom" at the Western Michigan University next wednesday.

Despite the apparent bias against fansubbing in the title of the lecture, the lecture itself will not necessarily be so. According to the outline, " [fansubbers] provide a positive example for professional translators who want to keep up with the times."

Nornes explains that the "abuse" lies in the fact that fans have hijacked the institutionalized method of anonymous professional translating, thereby abusing the standard. However he feels that this abuse is in fact something to be celebrated.

Lecture: "The Abusive Subtitling of Anime Fandom"
Date: March 19, 2003
Location: Western Michigan University
Room 1118 of Rood Hall
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Presentor: Dr. Abe Mark Nornes, coordinator of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in Tokyo.
Cost: Free

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