LT5626 - Translation and Comparative Literature

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to enable students, through intensive reading and discussion of representative works of major scholars in translation/cultural studies and comparative literature, to achieve a critical awareness of social, cultural, as well as literary issues crucial to comparative studies through translation as an academic discipline. Instead of technical details, the study will look into some fundamental issues in translation and comparative literature studies, such as translatability, cross-cultural differences and commonalities, language and enunciation, translation and nationalism, Orientalism, translation and modern Chinese language, etc. Creative and original application of concepts learned is a primary goal of the course.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Tutorial presentations: 40%
Essay: 60%
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