A Tentative Model of Renarration in Audiovisual Translation


  • Parina Ghomi Allameh Tabatabaii University
  • Farzaneh Farahzad Allameh Tabataba’i University


Multimodal Narrative Analysis, multimodality, narrative theory, renarration, site


The present article draws on Baker’s narrative theory and the concept of multimodality in audiovisual translation to develop a tentative model of renarration in AVT. Based on the multimodal nature of audiovisual texts and the interplay between the verbal and the non-verbal channels, it shows that AVT extends beyond the verbal channel to (re)construct reality. The meaning which emerges from the interplay of these channels is (re)narrated in the target language (TL). This process of renarration passes through the filter of AVT institute’s narrative location. AVT institutes actively participate in the construction of AV texts in the TL. AV renarration, therefore, not only represents but also reconstructs reality in TL. The article also provides a comprehensive list of thirty sites through which multimodal narrative is represented. It finally introduces Multimodal Narrative Analysis (MNA) as a tool for analyzing AV texts at the microlevel of verbal and non-verbal analyses.

Author Biographies

Parina Ghomi, Allameh Tabatabaii University

Ph.D. Candidate, English Translation Studies Department, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran;

Farzaneh Farahzad, Allameh Tabataba’i University

Professor, Department of English Translation Studies, Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Tehran, Iran;


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How to Cite

Ghomi, P., & Farahzad, F. . (2020). A Tentative Model of Renarration in Audiovisual Translation. Translation Studies Quarterly, 18(69), 9–25. Retrieved from https://journal.translationstudies.ir/ts/article/view/774



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