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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2010


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42315 TTh
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
CAL 221

Course Description

This seminar concentrates on various historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of translation. Among the topics to be covered:1) History of translation theory and translation practices (including: Early theories of translation; Theories in the West; English translation theories, etc.) 2) Theories and methods of translation from antiquity to the present (including the Greek and Roman classics, the Bible, European classics, etc.) 3) Contributions of translations to the development of English literature and language; and to other languages and literatures. 4) Problems in literary translation of prose and poetry (literal vs. interpretive, etc.) 5) Translation and creation, rendition of original meter, rhythm, syllable structure, alliteration, etc. A more detailed description will be provided by the instructor.

Grading Policy

Class participation 20% Regular assignments 20% Oral class reports 20% 20-30 page final paper 40%


Gentzler, Contemporary Translation Theories; Frawley, Translation; Malone, Science of Linguistics in Art and Translation; Schogt, Linguistics, Literary Analysis and Translation.


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