ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 002 Writing on Translation
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What is translation? For most of us, this question calls to mind the movement of a text from one language into another. But what about one writer’s adaptation of another writer’s work? A musical artist’s sampling of an older song? Or even the most recent Star Wars films? This class is about writing and academic inquiry, with a special emphasis on writing about literature and other media that we might consider translations. We’ll take as our starting point the idea that translation is a broad concept encompassing a range of cultural phenomena. Examining a variety of literary genres, from classical epic to contemporary poetry, as well as translations across media, including Lin Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton, we’ll work toward our own individual and collective understandings of translation. We’ll supplement our inquiry into these texts with a handful of readings in translation theory by important thinkers, such as Walter Benjamin and Lawrence Venuti.

Along the way, you will learn to create complex, analytic, well-supported arguments that matter in academic contexts. Using self-, peer-, and instructor-generated feedback, you will develop your essays through workshops and extensive revision and editing. Our course theme also offers us the opportunity to think through the process of writing about literature—along with revising and rewriting—as acts of translation in their own right. While we will certainly attend to some of the most pressing issues surrounding language and translation, particularly in light of our increasingly globalized world, the specific questions that you pursue in your essays will largely be guided by your own interests.

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Schedule Listing
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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