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LN5513: LITERARY TRANSLATION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:11


Course Overview

The course combines practical, theoretical and analytical work, to enable students to engage with the concepts involved in literary translation, in terms of both theory and practice. Students will study theory and criticism of literary translations and will explore the dynamics between existing translations and their source texts. Students will also be engaged in translating creative writing and commenting on their own practice and choices.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Maria Sanchez-Ortiz

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either M Litt in Creative Writing (Studied) or MSc Translation Studies (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course combines practical, theoretical and analytical work, to enable students to engage with the concepts involved in literary translation, in terms of both theory and practice. Students will study theory and criticism of literary translations and will explore the dynamics between existing translations and their source texts. Students will also be engaged in translating creative writing and commenting on their own practice and choices.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 100% Continuous Assessment: 2 practical exercises (approx. 1,500 words each) (25% each); a short essay (approx. 2,000 words)(20%); a longer essay (approx. 3000 words)(30%)

Resit: 2 practical exercises (approx. 1,500 words each) (25% each); a short essay (approx. 2,000 words)(20%); a longer essay (approx. 3000 words)(30%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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