• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Language Studies
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Consuelo Martinez Reyes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course LANG3001
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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A study of the issues which arise in the process of translating literary texts. Various genres will be studied, including poetry and drama with their particular problems of cross-language and cross-cultural transfer. Using English as our working language, we shall investigate the linguistic process of translation, and examine and where possible compare renderings into English of well-known works of literature, while trying to establish criteria by which to appraise them. Staff from across ANU, including among them experienced literary translators, contribute to this course, allowing students to work from a wide range of languages. Students will gain the opportunity to apply to the field of translation analytical and research skills at an advanced level.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills as a translator of literary material at a high level;
  2. Evaluate literary texts which have been translated;
  3. Demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the complex linguistic and cultural problems which form part of the process; and
  4. Apply analytical and research skills at an advanced level.
 

Indicative Assessment

Two assignments, worth 25% each: substantial literary translations (1000 words) with commentary (1500 words). [LOs, 1, 3, 4];
 
Critique (1500 words) of an existing literary translation (or translations), worth 25%. [LOs 2, 3, 4]
 
Five short translations in a variety of literary genres, 5% each, total 25%. [LOs  1, 3, 4]

 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: 
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 2-hour lecture x 12 weeks; 1-hour tutorial x 11 weeks, and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LANG3001.

You will need to contact the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

 The textbook and additional readings will be specified on Wattle.

 

Assumed Knowledge

 Adequate knowledge of one of the languages taught at ANU, or of a language not taught at ANU, with the approval of the Co-ordinator.

 

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
10091 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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