Translation Theme Semester: New Ways to Engage Students in Interdisciplinary Learning: Pedagogies of Translation


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  • Host Department: Comparative Literature
  • Date: 10/02/2012
  • Time: 12:15PM - 02:00PM

  • Location: CRLT Seminar Room: First Floor, Palmer Commons Building

  • Description:

    To register for this program (and lunch), click here.

    This session explores various disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts for teaching the concept of translation. How can we make different modes of translation visible to students, both in theory and in practice? The session will include brief presentations from faculty on their ideas about translation in general and, more specifically, their approaches to teaching undergraduates to become more critically aware of the process of translating. An open discussion will follow, reflecting further on pedagogies of translation and ideas for assignments that may serve as potential models or analogies for others. In addition, participants will learn about events, performances, and exhibits planned for the fall LSA Translation Theme Semester. (Lunch will be provided.)

    Review of Translation Theme Semester
    Professor Yopie Prins
    Chair, Department of Comparative Literature
    University of Michigan

    Faculty Panel
    David Choberka, Postdoctoral Fellow, UM Museum of Art
    Petra Kuppers, Art & Design, English, Theatre, Women’s Studies
    Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, American Culture, Latina/o Studies,
    Romance Languages and Literatures, Women’s Studies
    Mika Lavaque-Manty, Philosophy and Political Science
    Christi Merrill, Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature
    Gina Soter, Classical Studies, Residential College