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EN363 - How to Read a Translation

  • Module code: EN363
  • Module name: How to Read a Translation
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module seeks to provide an overview of the development of Translation Studies as a discipline since the 1970s but also of “pre-scientific” thought on translation dating from the classical era; the module simultaneously provides an overview of translation theory and explores how translation theory relates to translation practice and to the study of translated texts.

Principal learning outcomes

To gain an understanding of the development of Translation Studies as a discipline since the 1970s; to gain an understanding of “pre-scientific” thought on translation from the classical era to the emergence of Translation Studies; to explore the nature and usefulness of translation theory and its relationship to translation practice; to explore the nature and usefulness of translation theory and its impact on the study of translated texts.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 hour weekly seminar

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/pg/masters/modules/translationstud

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EN363-15)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word Essay 80%
  1000 word Translation with Commentary 20%
V1 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending single term only 100%
V2 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 1 & 2) 50%
  Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 2 & 3) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate English and Latin Literature (QQ36) - Year 3
Optional
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing with Intercalated Year (QP37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies with Intercalated Year (QW35) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 2