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Theory and Practice of Literary Translation (Seminar)

Instructors
Cheshire, Denham, Ellis, Ewington, Fache, Kietrys

This seminar addresses theoretical and practical aspects of literary translation, underscoring translation as both a distinctive form of creative writing and a demonstration of cross-cultural and linguistic competencies. Coursework includes regular literary translation, theoretical and historical readings, peer review, and a substantial final project and writing portfolio. The course explores translation across languages and cultures, but also issues of genre, adaptation, register, period, colonial and post-colonial literary and cultural relations, canonicity and innovation, for example.

Satisfies a requirement inthe English major.
Satisfies a requirement in the Chinese Language & Literature Major.
Counts as an elective in the German Studies major and minor.
 


Prerequisites:

Intermediate competence (one course beyond 201) in at least one language besides English and prior satisfaction of the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.