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CMLT0300

Translation: Theory & Practice

History of Translation: Theory and Practice
In this course we will examine the history and practice of the act of translation in a global context. Readings will include selected theoretical works by authors such as Goethe, Benjamin, Borges, Jakobson, Derrida, and Appiah, as well as studies of the specific technical and cultural challenges translators have faced in carrying texts across cultural boundaries. As a final project, students will either attempt their own translation of an artistic text into English (with an accompanying explanation of their translation method) or write a research paper engaging with the theories examined in the course. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Comparative Literature
Department:
Comparative Literature
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP

Sections

Fall 2013

CMLT0300A-F13 Seminar (Portice)