• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Language Studies
  • Areas of interest European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Consuelo Martinez Reyes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
    See Future Offerings

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, student 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; and
  3. Demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the complex linguistic and cultural problems which form part of the process.

Indicative Assessment

Substantial literary translation (1000 words) with commentary (1500 words), 35%. [LOs 1, 3]
 
Critique (1500 words) of an existing literary translation (or translations), 30% [LOs 2, 3]
 
Five short translations in a variety of literary genres, 6% each, total 30% [LOs 1, 3]
 
Task-based tutorial participation, 5% [LOs 1, 2, 3]

 

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours).

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LANG6001.

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.

 

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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:
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
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
French
3209 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A
German
3295 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A
Italian
3296 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A
Spanish
3297 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A
General
3401 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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