COMPLIT 322 - Translating World Literatures
Section: 001 Creative Copying
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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The conventional distinction between originals and copies has posed a challenge to translation for about as long as translation has attracted theoretical investigation. In this undergraduate seminar we will explore how this distinction has been drawn and redrawn across centuries, and we will test the theoretical perspectives we encounter against our own translation practices. We will supplement our readings in history and theory with examples of translations that have extended, redefined, or simply replaced their originals.

Course Requirements:

All participants are expected to have at least basic reading knowledge of a foreign language. Course evaluation will be based on active participation, completion of regular writing exercises, and production of a high-quality literary translation with critical commentary.

COMPLIT 322 - Translating World Literatures
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 1457602393
A pocket style manual., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 6th ed., I
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ISBN: 0198712006
Translation : theory and practice : a historical reader, Author: edited by Daniel Weissbort and Astradur Eysteinsson., Publisher: Oxford University Press Repr. 2006
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