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MVKS36 Theoretical Approaches to Literary Translation 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Programme in Multilingual Communication and Translation Studies
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

This course will explore the particular aspects of language that rise to prominence in the translation of literary texts. Topics to be discussed include orality, literal translation, ideal language, translating verse, translating the sacred, and the politics of translation. Weekly readings, response posts, final paper.

Readings (tentative)

Jerome, Letter to Pammachius
Augustine, Confessions (excerpts)
Mallarmé, "Crise de vers"
Benjamin, "The Task of the Translator"
Derrida, "Tours de Babel"
Jakobson, "Linguistic Aspects of Translation"
Spivak, "The Politics of Translation"

Enrolment for University Studies

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Liesl Yamaguchi, Teacher responsible


4-Sep-2014 – 16-Oct-2014
Thu 4-Sep-2014 - 16-Oct-2014 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B 4031


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Further information

The course will meet weekly during period I with one-on-one meetings as neccessary in period II.