Middlebury

CMLT0317A-F19

Poetics of Translation
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Poetics of Translation
In this course we will explore the philosophical and linguistic questions raised by translingual discourse [with an emphasis on poetic writing] by surveying the most important theoretical writings on translation as we compare selections of poetry in multiple translations. Selections will include both “classic” texts such as the Psalms, the Illiad, Catullus, Li Bo, Rumi, Clément Marot, and/ Eugene Onenin/ as well as new experimental translingual poetry. We will discuss such questions as: How does language shape thought? How does culture shape language? Is poetry “untranslatable” by definition? What are the challenges of translating sacred or “exotic” poetry? 3 hrs. lect/disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92268
Subject Code:
CMLT
Course Number:
0317
Section Identifier:
A

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CMLT 0317

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Fall 2019

CMLT0317A-F19 Lecture (Billings)