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LN102 Translation: Methods and Practice

This cross-School module introduces students to the principles of Translation Studies, including the challenges that translators encounter and the strategies that can be used to overcome them. Students will learn how to critically analyse translations and how to explore translation as a process of negotiation between texts and cultures. This module will give them an opportunity to engage in the practice of translation and to analyse their own translation strategies.

For more information, see module description at:

If you would like to do some background reading for this module, you could familiarise yourself with one of the following:

  • Mona Baker, In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation (London: Routledge, 1992)

This book offers a systematic approach to the training of translators, reflecting on the main intricacies involved in rendering a text from one language into another.

  • Jeremy Munday, Introducing Translation Studies (London: Routledge, 2001)

This book is a guide to the theories and concepts that make up the dynamic field of translation studies. Each theory is applied to a wide range of languages, including Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Punjabi, Portuguese and Spanish.

  • Anthony Pym, Exploring Translation Theories (London: Routledge, 2009)

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the core contemporary paradigms of Western translation theory. It includes examples from a range of languages and a wealth of tasks and activities.

  • Susan Bassnett, Translation Studies (London: Routledge, 2014)

This book is the updated 4th edition of the publication that marked the beginning of the discipline in the Western world in the late 1970s. It explores crucial problems of translation and offers a history of translation theory, beginning with the ancient Romans and encompassing key twentieth-century approaches to translation.

For more information, you can contact the Translation and Transcultural Studies Lead, Dr Mila Milani: m dot milani at warwick dot ac dot uk