Book review
Serenella Massidda. AVT in the digital era. The Italian fansubbing phenomenon
London: Palgrave, 2015. x, 133 pp.

Reviewed by José Luis Martí Ferriol

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This book describes the phenomenon of Italian fansubbing from a multidisciplinary perspective, while it also reflects on theoretical concepts related to subtitling and translation processes, as a whole. The book’s main argument is that fansubbing in Italy has become a practice with an important and positive impact on professional subtitling in the country. This conclusion is obtained from the qualitative analysis of subtitles proposed by fansubbers (two Italian fansubbing communities, namely ItaSA and Subsfactory) and professional subtitlers (DVD versions) for a few episodes of the American TV shows Lost and Californication. The book is the result of a PhD research project.

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