COMPLIT 322 - Translating World Literatures
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Translation and Migration
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Translation, derived etymologically from the Latin transferre, means to “bear across” and has historically been used to describe the movement of both ideas over linguistic terrains and human bodies (and body parts) over physical terrains. But in a world beset by mass migrations and forced displacements across politically fraught borders, what precisely are the roles, ethics, and aims of translation today? How can translation facilitate and empower voices and stories of migration without co-opting them? How to protect and honor the labor of translators without reproducing the structures of individualized authorship that have traditionally excluded and/or marginalized them?

In this seminar, we will survey several modes of translation (literary, ethnographic interviews, film subtitling, open-source news, etc.) across several sites of contemporary migration and displacement: U.S.-Mexico, Syria-Greece, Korean DMZ, and Mainland China. We will also sample several key translation theories to build a working knowledge of fundamental terminologies, methods, and debates within the field of translation studies and integrate them into (or test them against) our own translation practices. All participants are expected to have at least intermediate 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 translation with critical commentary.

Course Requirements:

Course evaluation will be based on active participation, completion of regular writing exercises, and production of a high-quality translation with critical commentary.

Intended Audience:

Designed for students who have completed the FYWR and have at least intermediate reading knowledge in a foreign language (e.g., through LSA, study abroad, bilingual background). It will appeal to students in a wide range of majors and minors including language and literature, creative writing and international studies.

Schedule

COMPLIT 322 - Translating World Literatures
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001 (LEC)
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002 (DIS)
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